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CRIMES ACT 1900 - SECT 546D

Impersonation of police officers

546D Impersonation of police officers

(1) General offence A person who impersonates a police officer is guilty of an offence.
: Maximum penalty--Imprisonment for 2 years, or a fine of 100 penalty units, or both.
(2) Aggravated offence A person who, with intent to deceive--
(a) impersonates a police officer, and
(b) purports to exercise a power or function as a police officer,
is guilty of an offence.
: Maximum penalty--Imprisonment for 7 years.
(3) An offence against subsection (1) is a summary offence.
(4) In this section--

"impersonation" does not include conduct engaged in solely for satirical purposes.



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