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This misdemeanor crime can be charged against people who do any of the following, with the intent to fraudulently impersonate a police officer or help another person do so:
Wear, use or exhibit a counterfeit police badge (or another form of law enforcement identification);
Make or manufacture a counterfeit police badge; or
Sell, transfer, loan or give a counterfeit police badge to someone else.
A conviction for impersonating a peace officer is a misdemeanor. The maximum sentence is one year in county jail and a fine of up to $2000.00.
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