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.

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