Whoever falsely impersonates a peace officer with intent to mislead another into believing that the impersonator is actually an officer is guilty of a misdemeanor.
Whoever violates subdivision 1 while committing any of the following acts is guilty of a gross misdemeanor:
(1) gaining access to a public building or government facility that is not open to the public;
(2) without legal authority, directing or ordering another person to act or refrain from acting;
(4) operating a motor vehicle marked:
(i) with the word or words "police," "patrolman," "sheriff," "deputy," "trooper," "state patrol," "conservation officer," "agent," or "marshal"; or
(ii) with any lettering, marking, or insignia, or colorable imitation thereof, including, but not limited to, stars, badges, or shields identifying the vehicle as a law enforcement vehicle, and which a reasonable person would believe is a law enforcement vehicle governed under section 169.98, subdivision 1.
Whoever violates this section within five years of a previous violation of this section is guilty of a felony and may be sentenced to imprisonment for not more than two years or to payment of a fine of not more than $4,000, or both.
Official Publication of the State of Minnesota
Revisor of Statutes