Yakima Residents Support Changing Police Tattoo Policy
Yakima Police say the public overwhelmingly supports allowing officers to show tattoos on their arms while on duty. Spokesman Mike Bastinelli says the department started an online survey about a week ago. "So far about 3100 people have voted and more than 90 percent say they support a change in the policy."
The department is asking two questions on the survey. Do you believe it's unprofessional for a law enforcement officer to have visable tattoos. The second question...would you support the Yakima Police Department lifting the tattoo ban to have non-offensive tattoos visible on arms.
The department hasn't yet changed the policy but Bastinelli says he expects that to happen in the near future.
You can find the online survey at yakimapolice.org. you can also find it on the Yakima police department Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages.