§61-1-9. Impersonation of law-enforcement officer or official;
Any person who shall falsely represent himself or herself to
be a law-enforcement officer or law-enforcement official or to be
under the order or direction of any such person, or any person not
a law-enforcement officer or law-enforcement official who shall
wear the uniform prescribed for such persons, or the badge or other
insignia adopted for use by such persons with the intent to deceive
another person, is guilty of a misdemeanor, and, upon conviction
thereof, shall be fined not less than one hundred dollars nor more
than one thousand dollars.
For purposes of this section, the terms law-enforcement
officer and law-enforcement official shall be defined by section
one, article twenty-nine, chapter thirty of this code, except that
such terms shall not include members of the division of public
safety and shall not include individuals hired by nonpublic
entities for the provision of security services.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2016 Regular Session
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