YORK COUNTY, S.C. -- For the month of November, York County Sheriff's Office male deputies, detention officers and other personnel may look a little scruffier.
Sheriff Bruce Bryant is loosening the policy on facial hair grooming for a good cause.
The YCSO will be participating in No Shave November to grow both their facial hair and awareness for cancer research.
The YCSO says they are growing awareness by "embracing our hair, which many cancer patients lose, and letting it grow wild and free." For a donation of $20, YCSO deputies and staff can go shave free, bypassing the shaving regulations for the agency.
This is their second annual No Shave November. Last year, employees raised over $2,200.
To include female deputies and staff, Sheriff Bryant will allow female deputies to wear a pink band on their badges as well as a pink t-shirt with uniforms in lieu of the standard black shirt.
On November 30th at 11:59 p.m., the YCSO employees can shave.
The funds raised will go to help locals fighting cancer.