Part of a police officer's job is to liaise with the community. I agree that you can't effectively do that if you have hand and/or neck tattoos.<quoted text>I see alot of tattoos on the hands or neck, places that are not easy to cover. The ones on the hands tend to be gang ID signs I am told. I have a degre of discomfort when I encounter those kinds of tats and tend to look around warily dependding on where I encounter the hand/neck tats.
I also think that certain tattoos could show a lack of judgement on the candidates part and disqualify him/her on the psych eval. The mere existence of tattoos that can be hidden should not be an automatic disqualification, though.