Im interested in getting into law enforcement after im done with college and just wondering if anyone knows if police or other types of law enforcement officials (like border patrol) are allowed to have dreadlocks. From what I have read on the internet the answer is no, due to the fact that long hair could be used against oneself in hand to hand combat. That doesnt make sense though because females can have long hair and be law enforcement officers. I also understand that dreadlocks for spiritual purposes are protected by the first amendment, so with that said wouldnt they be allowed??? I just dont get why everything i have read online says "no". Has anyone ever seen a law enforcement officer with dreadlocks??
updated by @k-money: 01/13/15 09:28:15PM