Of Course NYPD Officers Can Wear Turbans – It’s 2016!

Andrew Anglin
Daily Stormer
December 29, 2016

It’s current year – and it’s time to start acting like it.


Sikh officers can now wear full turbans in the New York Police Department.

NYPD Commissioner James O’Neill announced the policy change Wednesday, flanked by officers in navy blue turbans fastened with police brass.

“We want to make the NYPD as diverse as possible, and I think this is going to go a long way to help us with that,” O’Neill said.

“It’s a major change in our uniform policy, so we had to go about it carefully. And now I have the opportunity to make the change, and I thought it was about time that we did that.”

While the NYPD patrol guide maintains a strict policy regarding head coverings, officers will now be able to wear turbans with a religious exemption signed by top department officials, O’Neill said.

There are about 160 Sikh officers in the NYPD, the commissioner said.

Before the policy change, Sikh officers could wear a smaller wrap, known as a patka, beneath their official police cap, said Gurvinder Singh, an NYPD officer and president of the national Sikh Officers Association.

“Now I’ll be able to serve with my full turban on. It’s a great feeling,” he said.

“There will be a lot more Sikh officers now taking the next exam.”