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James Johns

Captain James Johns, commander of the RCPD’s patrol division, said he will shave his goatee if the department raises $1,000 for Girls Inc. and the Rapid City Club for Boys. 

Next month, the Rapid City Police Department will participate in No-Shave November, when people grow their beards and mustaches to raise money for charity. 

"The Rapid City Police Department is relaxing its policies on personal appearance to allow its personnel help raise money for two local organizations," department spokesman Brendyn Medina said in a press release. 

Throughout the month of November, officers will be allowed to grow their facial hair or decorate their nails if they donate to Girls Inc. or the Rapid City Club for Boys. 

If $1,000 is raised, Capt. James Johns, commander of the RCPD’s patrol division, will shave his goatee, which he's had for more than 20 years. 

“This will be one more way our folks can put their community first and support two very valuable Rapid City organizations," Johns said. "I’m excited to challenge our staff to meet the fundraising goal, even though my wife is less than enthusiastic at the prospect of me losing my facial hair.”

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