Florida State Statute 843.085
Unlawful use of police badges or other indicia of authority.—It is unlawful for any person:
(1) Unless appointed by the Governor pursuant to chapter 354, authorized by the appropriate agency, or displayed in a closed or mounted case as a collection or exhibit, to wear or display any authorized indicia of authority, including any badge, insignia, emblem, identification card, or uniform, or any colorable imitation thereof, of any federal, state, county, or municipal law enforcement agency, or other criminal justice agency as now or hereafter defined in s. 943.045, which could deceive a reasonable person into believing that such item is authorized by any of the agencies described above for use by the person displaying or wearing it, or which displays in any manner or combination the word or words “police,” “patrolman,” “agent,” “sheriff,” “deputy,” “trooper,” “highway patrol,” “Wildlife Officer,” “Marine Patrol Officer,” “state attorney,” “public defender,” “marshal,” “constable,” or “bailiff,” which could deceive a reasonable person into believing that such item is authorized by any of the agencies described above for use by the person displaying or wearing it.
(5) Violation of any provision of this section is a misdemeanor of the first degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083. This section is cumulative to any law now in force in the State Of Florida.
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I AM TRYING TO FIND AN OLD POLICE ACADEMY PATCH FROM ORANGE COUNTY FLORIDA. THE YEAR(S) THE PATCH WAS USED ARE FROM THE 90s. I HAVE RESEARCHED AND CAN NOT EVEN FIND A PICTURE OF IT. ALTHOUGH I KNOW IS WAS ROUND AND BROWN IN COLOR. IF YOU CAN GIVE ME ANY FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THIS PATCH OR HAVE A PICTURE OF IT OR EVEN ONE YOU WOULD TRADE, I WILL BUY OR GENEROUSLY TRADE FOR IT.
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