So why do actors/actresses wear police uniforms? wouldn't that be impersonating an officer? Or is it like the police don't care if you wear the uniform in your own studio/house or whatever, but they don't like you impersonating in real life?
Impersonating a police officer is more than just wearing the outfit. It is about what you do when you wear the outfit. On the set of a movie or TV show, the actors are obviously not holding themselves out to be police officers, they are merely playing their roles.
If that same actor left the studio at the end of the day, in the police uniform, then started a ring like a police officer out in the general public, he would be impersonating an officer at that time.
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