What is the McKinney Police Department's policy on tattoos?

Tattoos, body art, temporary tattoos, or branding that displays any obscene, sectarian, extremist, racist or offensive design, logo, or wording which is likely to give the impression that an employee may not impartially discharge their duty or detracts from a uniform professional appearance is prohibited.

No tattoos, body art, temporary tattoos, or branding of any kind will be visible on the hands or above the collar line of the Class “A” uniform shirt.

Smaller tattoos may be covered with inconspicuous coverings such as adhesive bandages or with black or skin toned spandex type cover-ups.

Larger tattoos must be covered in their entirety, including forearm or arm length tattoos. The wearing of a long sleeve to accomplish this is acceptable.

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1. How do I apply for a police officer position?
2. How long does the hiring process take?
3. What if I am not certified? Can I still apply?
4. Do I have to pay for the academy? Will I get paid while attending the academy?
5. If I'm a Texas certified officer, do you have a lateral entry program?
6. What if I'm a certified officer from another state, will I need to attend the academy?
7. As an out-of-state applicant, how many trips will I need to make to complete the hiring process?
8. If I'm hired, how long is the academy and other training?
9. Can I still turn in my Personal History Statement if I don't have all of my required documents?
10. Is it possible to do a ride along with a McKinney Police Officer if I'm in the application process?
11. Are there any residency requirements to work for the McKinney Police Department?
12. What is the McKinney Police Department's policy on tattoos?
13. How do I get into specialized units like Criminal Investigations, Narcotics or SWAT?