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Police Allow Religious Headgear as Part of Uniform

Published torsdag 9 mars 2006 kl 14.23
Religious headgear can now replace the traditional cap

Swedish police said Thursday they have changed their uniform restrictions to allow officers to wear turbans, head scarves or Jewish skull caps on the job.

The new policy is a way to attract more ethnic minorities to the police force, which has been criticized for not having enough diversity.

Previous regulations said religious headgear could not be used as part of an official police uniform.

However, the police will not issue its own turbans, head scarves or skull caps.

According to the National Police Board, an officer wishing to wear such headgear will have to pick one that has a ”suitable shape and color” to fit the uniform.

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