False Impersonation of a Police Officer or Firefighter — Louisiana

New Orleans Criminal Defense Attorney


Elizabeth B. Carpenter, Esq. — New Orleans Premiere Criminal Defense Attorney

Serving Clients in Orleans Parish, St. Tammany Parish, St. John Parish, St. James Parish, St. Bernard Parish, St. Charles Parish, Assumption Parish, Tangipahoa Parish, Terrebonne Parish, Plaquemines Parish and Jefferson Parish.


False Personation of a Police Officer or Firefighter– La RS 14:112.1

False personation of a peace officer 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 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.

Whoever commits the crime of false personation of a peace officer or firefighter shall be fined not more than $1,000 dollars or imprisoned with or without hard labor for not more than 2 years, or both

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