13-2411. Impersonating a peace officer; classification; definition

A. A person commits impersonating a peace officer if the person, without lawful authority, pretends to be a peace officer and engages in any conduct with the intent to induce another to submit to the person's pretended authority or to rely on the person's pretended acts.

B. It is not a defense to a prosecution under this section that the law enforcement agency the person pretended to represent did not in fact exist or that the law enforcement agency the person pretended to represent did not in fact possess the authority claimed for it.

C. Impersonating a peace officer is a class 6 felony, except that impersonating a peace officer during the commission of any of the following felonies is a class 4 felony:

1. Negligent homicide.

2. Manslaughter.

3. First degree murder.

4. Second degree murder.

5. Assault.

6. Aggravated assault.

7. Sexual assault.

8. Violent sexual assault.

9. Sexual abuse.

10. Unlawfully administering intoxicating liquors, narcotic drugs or dangerous drugs.

11. Attack by a person's vicious animal as prescribed in section 13-1208.

12. Drive by shooting.

13. Discharging a firearm at a structure.

14. Aggravated criminal damage.

15. Theft.

16. Theft by extortion.

17. Theft of a credit card or obtaining a credit card by fraudulent means.

18. Misconduct involving weapons.

19. Misconduct involving explosives.

20. Depositing explosives.

21. Procuring or placing persons in a house of prostitution.

22. Dangerous crimes against children as prescribed in section 13-705.

23. Burglary.

24. Arson.

25. Kidnapping.

26. Robbery.

D. For the purposes of this section, "peace officer" has the same meaning prescribed in section 1-215 and includes any federal law enforcement officer or agent who has the power to make arrests pursuant to federal law.