Will the NYPD Allow Officers to Wear a Full Turban on the Job?


A Queens councilman has introduced a bill aimed at making them do just that: Mark Weprin drafted the legislation to strengthen the rights of employees to observe religious dictates in the workplace, after learning that various government agencies, especially the police department, have policies in place that effectively prevent Sikh men from wearing the large, full turban and long beard required by their religion. The NYPD, for its part, says turbans are permitted if they’re dark blue and fit under the standard uniform cap, which would be the funniest-looking chapeau in the room. [WSJ]