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§ 3-310. Uniform, badge, and identification

West's Annotated Code of MarylandPublic SafetyEffective: October 1, 2015

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Public Safety (Refs & Annos)
Title 3. Law Enforcement (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 3. Special Police Officers (Refs & Annos)
Effective: October 1, 2015
MD Code, Public Safety, § 3-310
Formerly cited as MD CODE Art. 41, § 4-907
§ 3-310. Uniform, badge, and identification
In general
(a)(1) Unless a special police officer is on detective duty, the special police officer shall wear:
(i) a uniform that is distinguishable from ordinary civilian clothing and that gives notice that the special police officer is a special police officer; and
(ii) a distinctive police badge that properly identifies the officer as a special police officer.
(2) The badge shall be worn in plain view.
(3) The uniform, badge, vehicle, equipment, and identification are subject to approval by the Department of State Police.
Detective duty
(b) Each special police officer on detective duty shall carry:
(1) identification that properly identifies the special police officer as a special police officer; and
(2) the distinctive police badge described in subsection (a) of this section.
Surrender of identification or badge
(c)(1) A special police officer shall surrender to the special police officer's employer any identification or badge that identifies the individual as a special police officer within 48 hours after the suspension or termination of:
(i) the employment of the special police officer; or
(ii) the commission of the special police officer in accordance with § 3-313 of this subtitle.
(2) The special police officer's employer shall return the special police commission card to the Secretary within 10 days after the suspension or termination of a special police officer.


Added by Acts 2003, c. 5, § 2, eff. Oct. 1, 2003. Amended by Acts 2015, c. 298, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2015.
MD Code, Public Safety, § 3-310, MD PUBLIC SAFETY § 3-310
Current through all legislation from the 2020 Regular Session of the General Assembly.
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