What are the police and Canadian Forces’s uniform regulations in relation to turbans?


The accommodation of the turban for police uniforms is a legal requirement in Canada based on human rights laws.  

  • Any rank of a initiated practicing member of the Sikh religion can, in place of other headgear, where a turban of the color dark navy blue with a municipal cap badge centered on its front

-       Hair and Beard

  • Keep the hair and beard uncut provided that it is kept neat with the hair tied in a bun and concealed under the issued turban

Canadian Forces

-       Both Sikh men and women are allowed to wear turbans and the Sikh articles of faith while serving

-       Hair and beard are allowed to be kept 

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