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Impersonating a Police Officer

Impersonating a police officer is an offence under section 546D of the Crimes Act 1900 which carries a maximum penalty of 2 years in prison

Examples include:

  • Driving a car fitted with stickers and lights to resemble a police car
  • Producing identification which purports to be police identification, and
  • Presenting yourself to another person as a police officer

The maximum penalty increases to 7 years in prison where:

You impersonate a police officer, and purport to exercise the power or function of a police officer

Examples include:

  • Arresting a person while dressed as a police officer
  • Stopping a vehicle while presenting yourself as a police officer, or
  • Searching a person or vehicle while claiming to be a police officer

A defence to the charge is that you engaged in the conduct solely for satirical purposes such as for a skit or other production

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