Our South Florida criminal defense attorneys have learned that the commander of the Broward Sheriff’s Office has banned employees from wearing cologne, perfume, or even deodorant. The new policy is aimed at accommodating employees who have sensitivities or allergies to airborne chemical irritants and only applies within the confines of the offices of the Division of Internal Affairs. It went into effect on March 1.
Of course, as temperatures rise this summer, the policy could prove counterproductive for law enforcement officials with less than perfect hygiene. According to NBC Miami, “the smell police” will warn and then discipline those whose personal hygiene leaves a little to be desired.
As lawyers who serve Broward County, we’ll be interested in seeing how long the policy lasts.