Florida LEO Identification?

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    Question Florida LEO Identification?

    Does a Florida LEO have to identify themselves as an officer, even when off-duty, if they are asked by a citizen? What exception would allow them to not answer the question?

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    Quote Originally Posted by puncho View Post
    Does a Florida LEO have to identify themselves as an officer, even when off-duty, if they are asked by a citizen? What exception would allow them to not answer the question?

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    No. They dont have to even on duty.
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    No LEO except when doing very specific things has to identify themselves as a LEO.
    I know not what this "overkill" means.

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    If they are in some act of duty of a LEO they would have to identify themselves as LEO but generally being asked by someone, no.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tally XD View Post
    If they are in some act of duty of a LEO they would have to identify themselves as LEO
    Not actually true. LEO's are not required to identify themselves as such, either on, or off, duty. Obviously there are some situations where it is best to do so, but it is never required. Dope dealers and buyers have believed for decades that if they ask you if you are a police officer, and you are, then you must tell them so. Absolute bunk. However, the self-perpetuating myth has served narcs extremely well over the years.

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