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190.27 – Criminal sale of a police uniform

§ 190.27 Criminal sale of a police uniform.

A person is guilty of criminal sale of a police uniform when he or she
sells or offers for sale the uniform of any police officer to any
person, unless presented with a valid photo identification card showing
the purchaser to be a member of the police department which has
authorized the requested uniform or an authorization to purchase
specified uniforms signed by the police chief or the police commissioner
of such police department accompanied by a personal photo
identification. For purposes of this section, “police officer” shall
include federal law enforcement officers, as defined in section 2.15 of
the criminal procedure law; and “uniform” shall include all or any part
of the uniform which identifies the wearer as a member of a police
department, such as the uniform, shield, badge, numbers or other
identifying insignias or emblems.

Criminal sale of a police uniform is a class A misdemeanor.

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