Police Impersonation

Definition - What does Police Impersonation mean?

Impersonating a police officer is the crime of pretending to be a police officer. People who are found guilty of impersonating a police officer can be subject to various punitive consequences.

Imprisonment of up to five years and fines of over $1,000 are common punishments for impersonating a police officer.

Justipedia explains Police Impersonation

People who impersonate police officers can have this crime listed on their criminal record.

There are a number of different reasons why people may impersonate a police officer. For example, it could be done to help commit a robbery, to kidnap someone, or it could be done as a prank.

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