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The DC Code: § 22-1409 Use of official insignia; penalty for unauthorized use.

Index22 Criminal Offenses and Penalties. (Refs & Annos)
a
The Metropolitan Police Department and the Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department shall have the sole and exclusive rights to have and use, in carrying out their respective missions, the official badges, patches, emblems, copyrights, descriptive or designating marks, and other official insignia displayed upon their current and future uniforms.
b
Any person who, for any reason, makes or attempts to make unauthorized use of, or aids or attempts to aid another person in the unauthorized use or attempted unauthorized use of the official badges, patches, emblems, copyrights, descriptive or designated marks, or other official insignia of the Metropolitan Police Department or the Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department shall, upon conviction, be fined not more than $1,000, imprisoned for not more than one year, or both.

Historical and Statutory

Legislative History of Laws Law 14-194, the "Omnibus Anti-Terrorism Act of 2002", was introduced in Council and assigned Bill No. 14-373, which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.  The Bill was adopted on first and second readings on April 9, 2002, and May 7, 2002, respectively.   Signed by the Mayor on June 3, 2002, it was assigned Act No. 14-380 and transmitted to both Houses of Congress for its review.  D.C. Law 14-194 became effective on October 17, 2002. DC CODE § 22-1409 Current through December 11, 2012

Credits

(June 3, 2002, D.C. Law 14-194, § 702, 49 DCR 5306.)