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Calgary police dress code allows hijabs, but so far no officers have chosen to wear one
The Calgary Police Service says it has allowed hijabs as part of its official uniform for the past year and a half, but so far no officers have chosen to wear one.
"But we felt it was best to be prepared for that in advance, so they felt that they were a welcome member of the service," said Regimental Sgt. Maj. Rob Patterson, who is in charge of monitoring dress code.
Patterson said the only concern was the potential risk that, in a physical confrontation, a head covering could be used against an officer to choke her, but that was solved by a special design for police-specific hijabs.
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