WVC 15 - 2 - 17
§15-2-17. Unauthorized use of uniform, badge or other insignia;
impersonation of member; penalty.
Every person who is not a member of the department is hereby
forbidden to wear, use, order to be used or worn, copy or imitate
in any respect or manner the uniform prescribed for members of
the department of public safety, and any person who shall violate
the provisions of this article, for which no other penalty is
expressly provided, and any person who shall falsely represent
himself to be an officer or member of the department of public
safety, or to be under the order or direction of any officer or
member of said department, or who shall, unless an officer or
member thereof, wear the uniform prescribed for members of said
department, or the badge or other insignia adopted or used by
said department, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and, upon
conviction thereof, shall be fined not more than two hundred
dollars, or imprisoned in the county jail for not more than six
months, or both fined and imprisoned.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2013 1st Special Session
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