Owensboro Police Department Chief Art Ealum is allowing his officers to grow their facial hair up to one inch for not just "No Shave November" but for December and January all for two great causes.

The OPD is raising money for their fourth annual Operation Santa which is a food donation program aimed at helping those in our community during the holiday season; and they are raising money for Camp K.O.P.S., a crime prevention program allowing local Kids to experience fun camping activities while Obtaining Positive Structure from the officers. This will be the second year officers will be sporting "new growth".


Thanks to the generosity of 56 OPD members, $5,000 has been raised. So if you see an officer looking a little scruffy, know that it's all for our community.