USE OF BADGES AND INSIGNIAS
39-16-301. Criminal impersonation.
(a) A person commits criminal impersonation who, with intent to injure
or defraud another person:
(1) Assumes a false identity;
(2) Pretends to be a representative of some person or organization;
(3) Pretends to be an officer or employee of the government; or
(4) Pretends to have a handicap or disability.
(b) A person commits criminal impersonation who pretends to be a law enforcement
officer for the purpose of:
(1) Engaging in an activity that is ordinarily and customarily an activity
established by law as a law enforcement activity; and
(2) Causing another to believe that the person is a law enforcement officer.
(c) (1) Criminal impersonation under subsection (a) is a Class B misdemeanor.
However, if the criminal impersonation was committed to falsely obtain
a driver license or photo identification license, the maximum fine of
five hundred dollars ($500) shall be imposed.
(2) Criminal impersonation under subsection (b) is a Class A misdemeanor.
[Acts 1989, ch. 591, § 1; 1990, ch. 983, § 1; 1999, ch. 374, § 2; 2007, ch. 355, § 1.]
62-35-127. Prohibited law enforcement representations
on badges, insignias, vehicles or equipment.
No person, while performing any function of a security guard and
patrol service, shall:
(1) Wear or display any badge, insignia, shield, patch or pattern which:
(a) Indicates or tends to indicate that such person is a sworn peace officer;
(b) Contains or includes the word "police" or the equivalent thereof; or
(c) Is similar in wording to any law enforcement agency in this state; or
(2) Have or utilize any vehicle or equipment which:
(a) Displays the words "police," "law enforcement officer," or the equivalent thereof; or
(b) Has any sign, shield, accessory or insignia that may indicate that such vehicle
or equipment belongs to a public law enforcement agency.