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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 2016 Regular Session
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