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(a) No person shall falsely represent himself or herself to be a law-enforcement officer or law-enforcement official or be under the order or direction of any such person. No person not a law-enforcement officer or law-enforcement official shall wear the uniform prescribed for such persons, or the badge or other insignia adopted for use by such persons with the intent to deceive another person.
For purposes of this section, the terms "law-enforcement officer" and "law-enforcement official" shall have the meanings set forth in West Virginia Code 30-29-1 except that such terms shall not include members of the Department of Homeland Security and shall not include individuals hired by non-public entities for the provision of security services. (WVaC 61-1-9)
(b) No person shall falsely represent himself to be an officer or employee of the Municipality, or exercise or attempt to exercise any of the duties, functions or powers of a Municipal officer. No person not a member of the Fire Department, for the purpose of such false representation, shall wear a uniform or part thereof similar to the uniform worn by a member of the Fire Department.