A collaboration between the Riley County Police Department and the local Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) will bring a new look to several officers in November and benefit low income families in the community at the same time. “Hair for the Holidays” will begin on November 1, 2019 and will allow officers the opportunity to forgo shaving for 30 days, presuming they donate $100.00 to the FOP Cops N' Kids program.
Cops N' Kids is a program that supports families in the community that cannot afford holiday presents and has been an annual program in the Manhattan and Riley County area for 29 years. Each December a group of police officers, detectives, and corrections officers join forces to take several area children shopping. Historically the program has served approximately 50 families each year.
Residents and visitors of Riley County can expect to see officers sporting facial hair for the cause beginning on November 1, 2019 and ending November 30, 2019. Officers appearances will remain professional.