Note To Buyers Of New York Police Agency patches, and other products
with New York Police Agency Insignia: It is unlawful for any person
to posses or purchase any New York uniform patch, or other uniform insignia,
without being a member of the agency that insignia or patch is representing.
Even then, valid photo ID must be presented to purchase these products.
From NYS penal code 190.27:" "Uniform" shall include all
or any part of the uniform which identifies the wearer
as a member as a member of a police department, such
as the uniform, shield, badge, numbers or other
identifying insignias or emblems."