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Released: 10/3/2023 

DRPA Police Recognize Breast Cancer Awareness Month With Pink Gear

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and DRPA/PATCO police officers will once again be sporting pink gear, all while raising funds for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF).

Female officers who donate personally $25 or more will wear a navy-blue ball cap with a pink embroidered department logo and a pink ribbon pin centered above the nameplate on their uniform. Male officers who participate are permitted to wear a pink ribbon pin on their uniform. The pink additions to uniforms will extend through November if officers elect to donate an additional $25.

“This initiative is particularly important to the members of the Authority police department who have been directly or indirectly affected by breast cancer,” said DRPA Chief of Police Edward Cobbs. “Our officers are proud to wear pink in support of this important cause and to raise awareness.”

In addition, the department will also participate in Movember, the month-long event in November in which people are encouraged to grow beards and mustaches to raise awareness of and funding for research related to men’s health issues, such as prostate cancer, testicular cancer and mental health. Officers who donate $25 or more each month during October, November, and December will be permitted neatly trimmed facial hair such as mustaches, beards, and goatees.

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