Wednesday, May 25, 2011

the Cop Mustache

Yowza! image from here (and just so you know they are currently out of stock)

In honor of Mustache May, I thought I would revisit the whole cop mustache thing. Just over two years ago, I did a poll to see how many of you (male cops-not ladies however relevant that might be) had mustaches. The general consensus from many of the commenters was that they don't see a lot of mustaches on cops. From my observations, it seems that the men in their 20s and 30s don't generally have a stache. It is more likely to be sported on officers in their 40s or older. Also, as many have pointed out, because of some department's grooming standards, a mustache may be the only facial hair an officer is permitted to grow.

I was also pleased to find that I'm not the only one that wonders about cops and mustaches. I found these hilarious questions and people's answers online asked at yahoo! answers. You can see those examples here, and here.

When I did the poll before, there were only a handful of readers. I thought now we might have some better results seeing how there are 238 readers that are supposedly LEO affiliated. So I ask the question: Do you know any cops that sport the "cop mustache"? If you are a cop, do you have a mustache? (Of course, if you are a PW or SO you can answer for your man). The poll is located at the top of the sidebar.


Anonymous said...

"Kissing a cop without a mustache is like eating a boiled egg without salt. And that's why"
LMAO, that was awesome! :D

I've seen a couple cops with neatly shaven goatees but that's it. One of my teachers still rocks the 'stache though!

CAcopwife said...

We know a few of the over 40s Officers that sport the stache with pride. I am talking the thick push broom type. The-I-bet-that-guys-a-cop-look.

CA Cop rocked the goatee prior to his LEO days but I much prefer the clean shaven look he has now.

Jenney said...

I think maybe 3 guys in my husband's whole department have a mustache and they are at least 40. My hubby couldn't grow one if he wanted to!

W said...

My husband doesn't have a cop-stache, however there were a few in his academy that got one immediately when they hit the street (they're in their 20s-30s). Most of the ones in his dept are over 40 when they get their stache though

Mrs. Gumshoe said...

Gumshoe counted 9 guys off the top of his head that have staches in the department. He doesn't have one, but if he did, I'm sure he'd go for the handlebar stache. Just to be a dork.

MONICA-LnP said...

lol my hubby has a mustache,its not as "full" as he would like but its still a mustache nonetheless!
i always thought firemen were the mustache carriers!

Eddie said...

I got this question on my blog too. There seems to be a fascination with cops and mustaches.

Momma Fargo said...

Reno 911 is real! LOL. Great mustache.