Edmonton, Canada police plans to allow hijab option for female Muslim officers
Nov 26,2013 0 Comments
The National Post reports the Edmonton Police Service plans to include the hijab as optional headgear as early as next year.
“Several prototypes have been created and are now being tested to ensure officer safety and other considerations,” the department said in an news release.
It is understood the Muslim headscarf would be black, and designed to be worn underneath the standard police cap.
Unlike a traditional hijab, it is to be affixed with tear-away snaps, and designed so as not to obstruct an officer’s vision, or even breathing, during a struggle or other dynamic situation. It is being tested by the force’s tactics training unit, though a final version has not yet been decided, said Leila Daoud, a civilian spokesperson for the force.
Surely that will create some more opportunity for Female Muslim.