Police letting you go with a warning is good.
Police letting it grow for charity is even better.
Last November while protecting and serving the campus, the Bridgewater State University Police Department took part in "No Shave November" by growing facial hair to benefit a veteran-focused nonprofit.
BSUPD was one of 20 police departments whose officers donated at least $100 for the ability to bypass traditional clean-shaven rules in an effort to help Home Base, a Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital Program. Home Base focuses veterans and their families heal from the invisible wounds of war, such as TBI, PTSD, and related conditions, according to BSUPD Assistant Chief Matthew Rushton.
In total, about 500 officers from various agencies participated in this year's campaign. In 2016, the fundraiser brought in $50,000.
Pictured (from left to right) are BSUPD Sgt. David Dean, Home Base Veteran Outreach coordinator Ryan Casavant and BSUPD Staff Sgt. David Cardella. (Photo by Ezechiaste Pompilus, '19)
For more information about Home Base or to make a donation, please visit http://www.homebase.org. #BSUlife