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(a) Use. The design of the official emblems of the Divisions of the Department of Public Safety is the property of the City and shall only be used for official City business. Such emblems shall not be reproduced or used by employees for matters that are not related to official City business, nor shall they be used by any person not affiliated with the respective Division, except as otherwise authorized by the Director of Public Safety.
(b) Penalties. Whoever violates division (a) of this section is guilty of an unclassified misdemeanor and the offender shall be sentenced pursuant to ORC 2929.21 to 2929.28, except that the offender shall not be sentenced to a jail term nor sentenced to a community residential sanction pursuant to ORC 2929.26. Notwithstanding ORC 2929.28(A)(2)(a), the offender may be fined up to one thousand dollars ($1,000) and, notwithstanding ORC 2929.27(A)(3), the offender may be ordered pursuant to division (C) of that section to serve a term of community service of up to five hundred (500) hours. The failure of an offender to complete a term of community service imposed by the court may be punished as indirect criminal contempt under ORC 2705.02(A) and may be filed in the underlying case.
(Ord. 2020-19. Adopted 08/13/20)