The Denver Police Department is gathering information about developing a tattoo policy for officers.
A survey was sent to officers this week seeking input about a department policy for tattoos, said spokesman Sonny Jackson. The survey is for "fact-finding" purposes, and it is too soon to tell whether officers may be required to cover up their tattoos.
The survey was first reported by CBS4.
"You have to have predetermined standards," Jackson said. "The survey is to gather information, and the policy we put into place will be so we know what is acceptable and what is not acceptable."
Currently, the department does not have a set policy regarding tattoos.
However, a number of police departments in the metro area have policies that require officers to cover tattoos.
In 2010, the Aurora Police Department implemented a policy requiring officers to cover their tattoos. Officers with tattoos must wear long-sleeved shirts or use makeup kits to cover visible tattoos.
Denver officers have until April 23 to respond to the survey, according to CBS4.
There is no estimate for when a policy may be put into place, Jackson said.