New York Consolidated Laws, Penal Law - PEN § 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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