The Carroll County Sheriff's Department is relaxing its stance on facial hair as the unit tries to raise money to combat men's cancer.
The effort is part of "No Shave November," a month-long campaign is meant to draw attention to men's health issues, particularly prostate cancer.
Department members working patrol, corrections, and courthouse duty can grow beards, mustaches and goatees, as long as they agree to donate $30 to support cancer research. Current police academy recruits will do one squat for every $1 raised, up to $1,000, as well as making a group donation as a class.
In 2017, the department had 82 members participate, raising $2,530 for the Prostate Cancer Foundation, the department said.