Arrest Reports and Laws

Criminal impersonation of peace officer.

(1) A person commits the crime of criminal impersonation of a peace officer if the person, with the intent to obtain a benefit or to injure or defraud another person, uses false law enforcement identification or wears a law enforcement uniform to give the impression that the person is a peace officer and does an act in that assumed character.
(2) Criminal impersonation of a peace officer is a Class C felony.
(3) As used in this section:
(a) False law enforcement identification means a badge or an identification card that:
(A) Identifies the possessor of the badge or card as a member of a law enforcement unit; and
(B) Was not lawfully issued to the possessor by the law enforcement unit.
(b) Law enforcement uniform means clothing bearing words such as police, sheriff, state trooper or law enforcement, or clothing that is an official uniform or substantially similar to an official uniform of a law enforcement unit that would make it reasonably likely that a person would believe that the wearer is a peace officer. [1993 c.243 §2; 2005 c.259 §1]