Chief Todd Kelley

Chief Todd Kelley of the Ashland Police Department.

ASHLAND Law enforcement officers are usually known for their clean cut appearance, but in the coming days and weeks, you may see some Ashland police officers sporting beards, moustaches or goutees.

And, it’s all for a good cause.

Ashland Police Department Chief Todd Kelley said he is allowing officers to let that facial hair grow this month in participation of “No Shave November” to fight cancer.

Kelley said officers can grow neatly trimmed beards through the end of the month. The goal of “No Shave November” is to grow awareness by embracing hair, which many cancer patients lose, and letting it grow freely.

“We have lost too many good people in this community too soon from cancer,” said Kelley. “It is vitally important for all of us to recognize the signs and symptoms of cancer, to get regular screenings, and to encourage our friends and family to do the same.”

Officers will donate daily, including their days off, to be able to wear the beard. All the funds will be donated to the American Cancer Society.