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CHP Badge?

Discussion in 'Education & Training' started by M.Link, Dec 30, 2009.

  1. M.Link

    M.Link Guest

    I'm sure some of you guys have seen them. They sell them in some gun mags. The CHP holder badge. What do you guys think? It said they are legal but don't you think the cops would frown on it? I have mixed feelings about it.
     
  2. Cougfan2

    Cougfan2 Hillsboro, OR Well-Known Member

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    Does it come with a secret decoder ring? I'd be interested if they sell an official "Secret Agent" license! :laugh:
     
  3. sillyrabbit

    sillyrabbit Salem, Oregon Member

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    Please, not offense on my answers, I actually gave this some thought!

    My question is why would I need one?

    Surely not to show Law Enforcement?
    To show the 'bad-guys' when I'm forced to utilize my weapon?
    Not to show the crowd after being forced to roll the trigger? (actually this might be a reason :) slow them down from condemning me so quickly?.... (probably not!
    To show my friends that I carry 24/7? (almost NO one knows I carry, and I like it that way personally!)

    IF I were "Dog"........ then maybe?

    JMHO
     
  4. Trlsmn

    Trlsmn In Utero (Portland) Well-Known Member

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    What does Dog's badge say:

    Paroled felon, convicted murderer, Officer?
     
  5. MarkSBG

    MarkSBG Beaverton Oregon Well-Known Member

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    It seems unpractical at best. My advice is that if you ever use your gun, be the first to call the LEOs and describe your situation.

    Is this the same guy?
     
  6. M.Link

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    The reason I was kinda leaning in favor of it was because in anybody "accidently" saw you weapon, and you had a badge right next to it they might not freak out as much. I think a lot of people associate badges and guns together and are more ok with it. Then again, I think I would fit in with those guys in the pictures when somebody actually realized you were not LE or anything.
     
  7. Oakley1wa

    Oakley1wa Beaverton, Oregon, United States Member

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    LOL :funnypoint:
     
  8. willseeker

    willseeker N. Portland. Well-Known Member

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    Badges? Badges!!!












    We don't need no stinkin' badges! :bannanaguitar:
     
  9. Unka-Boo

    Unka-Boo Milwaukie Active Member

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    I liked that show too.....


    CHIPS_Color_Two.jpg
     
  10. elsullo

    elsullo Portland Oregon New Member

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    Sure, it's legal for anybody to own a badge. What's NOT legal is to flash one in public! That's considered "impersonating an officer" and is taken very seriously by the law.

    I used to wear a badge on my uniform daily. I was an "official" bus driver! I found it useful to direct traffic around accidents/incidents---people were less inclined to run me over wearing a badge.

    If a badge was proper for CCL licenses, the County Sherrif would have sold you one to go with your card........................elsullo :;)
     
  11. M.Link

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    Is it Impersonating if it dosnt say Police or anything like that and you don't claim to be? Security at the mall wears them, almost all security does. Is that illegal? It must not be. If you try to arrest somebody with it or enforce anything I'm sure that would be crossing the line. Just having it on your belt next to your gun wouldn't be IMO.
     
  12. MarkSBG

    MarkSBG Beaverton Oregon Well-Known Member

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    If the person you are dealing with says to the LEO, "I thought he was a cop", you are cooked.

    Even if you are not trying to impersonate an officer, flashing a badge could be considered impersonation based on what a "reasonable" person would think. It doesn't matter what the badge says, it is what the person thinks...
     
  13. Cougfan2

    Cougfan2 Hillsboro, OR Well-Known Member

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    Frankly, if you walk around with one of those CHP badges on your belt you might also want to hang a big sign off your back that says DOOFUS!
     
  14. M.Link

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    But then you could feel like a Detectiive or FBI agent! I was not going to buy one of these. I just was trying to figure out a reson somebody would.
     
  15. BigBull 301

    BigBull 301 PDX almost Well-Known Member

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    That's just a BAD IDEA!
     
  16. terrylf72

    terrylf72 Portland, Oregon, United States Member

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    " i dont need no stinking badges!"
     
  17. Lickety Split

    Lickety Split Hillsboro New Member

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    Y'all should really look up what the ORS says about impersonating an officer before you start internet-lawyering.
     
  18. Cougfan2

    Cougfan2 Hillsboro, OR Well-Known Member

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    M.Link I just want to make clear that the DOOFUS comment wasn't directed at you. :eek: I looked at that after I wrote it and thought "I hope he doesn't think I'm talking about him.".
     
  19. d1esel

    d1esel Ridgefield WA. Member

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    CPL BADGE!?!? Dude...That's gonna look so sweet when I'm patrol..... er, I mean cruising around in my Crown Victoria! :winner:
     
  20. M.Link

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    I didn't take it that way Cougfan. Honestly I agree...LoL