SPARTA, NJ – It’s the time of year when Sparta Police Officer get a little fuzzy.  A total of 22 officers, one special officer  officers, two dispatchers, one ACO and Sparta Township Councilman Dan Chiariello are growing their beards for a cause, supporting the No-Shave November mission according to Sparta Police Chief Neil Spidaletto.

They are raising money for cancer research, treatment and education about preventative measures. They will be making donations to the Sparta Cancer Center again this year in honor of Devon Carbery, according to Spidaletto.

Over the past six years the campaign has raised $3.5 million to combat cancer. Donations are welcome through their No-Shave November webpage.