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§112.1.  False personation of a peace officer or firefighter

A.  False personation of a peace officer or firefighter is the performance of any one or more of the following acts with the intent to injure or defraud or to obtain or secure any special privilege or advantage:

(1)  Impersonating any peace officer or firefighter or assuming, without authority, any uniform or badge by which a peace officer or firefighter is lawfully distinguished.

(2)  Performing any act purporting to be official in such assumed character.

(3)  Making, altering, possession, or use of a false document or document containing false statements which purports to be a training program certificate or in-service training certificate or other documentation issued by the Council on Peace Officer Standards and Training, pursuant to R.S. 40:2405, which certifies the peace officer has successfully completed the requirements necessary to exercise his authority as a peace officer.

(4)  Equipping any motor vehicle with lights or sirens which simulate a law enforcement vehicle.

B.  As used in this Section:

(1)  "Badge" shall mean a device or emblem, regardless of the material of which it is made, worn as an insignia of rank, office, or membership in a law enforcement organization, including but not limited to those that bear the seal of the state of Louisiana.

(2)  "Firefighter" means any certified first responder as defined in R.S. 40:1231, certified emergency medical technician as defined in R.S. 40:1231, or any firefighter regularly employed by a fire department of any municipality, parish, or fire protection district of the state of Louisiana, or any volunteer fireman of the state of Louisiana.

(3)  "Peace officer" shall include commissioned police officers, sheriffs, deputy sheriffs, marshals, deputy marshals, correctional officers, constables, wildlife enforcement agents, park wardens, livestock brand inspectors, forestry officers, military police, fire marshal investigators, probation and parole officers, attorney general investigators, and district attorney investigators.

C.  Whoever commits the crime of false personation of a peace officer or firefighter shall be fined not more than one thousand dollars, imprisoned with or without hard labor for not more than two years, or both.

Acts 1993, No. 673, §1; Acts 2009, No. 157, §1; Acts 2012, No. 165, §1.

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