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IMPD officers asked to cover up visible tattoos

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department is telling their officers to cover up their tattoos

An email was sent out on Saturday to notify officers of the new policy and it’s not sitting well with some officers.

People sounded off online after the email was leaked and many said they didn’t care about officers showing tattoos, as long as they continue to serve and protect.

IMPD wouldn’t talk about the email that was meant only for officers to see. It states, officers now have to cover visible tattoos on their arms and legs while on duty. The email was eventually leaked on Facebook causing a backlash of feedback to pour in.

“I care about the officers doing their job, that is to serve and protect. This has nothing to do with body art,” said James.

“Wow, gotta love priorities,” James wrote online.

“If someone is going to save my life, I am not thinking about that at all. It’s the least of my concerns,” Jennifer Windgart said.

IMPD says, they will not be commenting on this issue. The Fraternal Order of Police wasn’t available for comment either.