Johnston Police Officers may look a little different during November and December as they grow beards to raise funds for a good cause. Participating officers donate money to benefit a pre-selected non-profit organization to participate in “No-Shave November.” The funds raised will be given to
Will Keeps explains more about 'Starts Right Here' and Sgt. Grandon provides information on how to donate. Watch the video
to learn more from each of them.
Community members and businesses who would like to join in the fun and donate to 'Starts Right Here' can drop off their donations Monday-Friday between 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Johnston Public Safety Building, 6373 Merle Hay Road. If you wish to claim your donation as tax-deductible, please make your check payable to 'Starts Right Here' and reference 'JPD No Shave November' in the memo line.
On January 1, the officers will go back to their regular uniform policy. Still, they hope the awareness they raise during November and December will make a lasting impact on the children who attend Starts Right Here.