It’s been a hairy month for our cops
THE JOKES are coming in thick and fast … and so is the hair.
Despite drawing comparisons to the Village People, Magnum PI and – in the case of one officer – Errol Flynn, Hervey Bay police are maintaining a good sense of humour when it comes to their mos.
After all, it is for a good cause.
It’s now half way through the Movember fundraiser.
The boys in blue are doing their bit to raise money for men’s health, namely prostate cancer and depression.
Team captain Senior Constable Tom MacKinnon says he roped about 14 other staff into growing facial hair for the worthy cause.
“Our dress codes have been relaxed for the fundraiser.
“Usually we have very strict grooming regulations and we have to have a month off to grow a mo.”
He said police were particularly keen to support Movember charity BeyondBlue because they often experienced incidents that were the result of male depression.
“We deal with the consequences of male depression all the time, whether it is family breakdowns and domestic violence, unemployment or alcoholism,” he said.
At the end of the month an award will be presented to the officer with the best mo and encouragement awards will go to those who haven’t been as successful “growing the distance”.
Those wanting to support the campaign can log on to http://au.movember.com and type in the team name Hervey Bay’s Thin Blue Mos or make a donation at the station in person.