Listing Policy: Police-Related Items

 Police-Related Items Policy

So that the impersonation of police offers is not aided by anything sold in the MarketStop MarketPlace, we have this policy in place.  There are specific police-related items that are not allowed under any circumstance, some that have conditions, and others that are allowed.

 Badges & Identification

 Permitted Listings Model

  • Crosswalk guard badges
  • School safety patrol badges
  • Clearly unofficial, novelty-type badges

 Prohibited Listings Model

  • Badges from any and all federal, state or local law enforcement agencies, including historical badges that resemble current issue badges
  • All foreign government badges
  • Security guard badges
  • Badge patches
  • Identification cards or credentials for members of law enforcement
  • Mini TSA badges
  • Movie prop badges
  • Quasi-law enforcement badges such as fire department badges
  • Reproductions of current law enforcement badges, including fake badges that look like current issue police badges
  • Special event badges like inauguration badges

 

 Emergency Vehicles, Lights, & Sirens

 Permitted Listings Model

  • Antique emergency lights and sirens
  • Siren speakers
  • Aviation beacons
  • Security system lighting
  • Toy model cars lighting
  • Industrial lighting
  • Show car lighting

 Conditional Allowances Model

  • Clear or amber emergency light bars only
  • Clear or amber LED emergency light bars only

 Prohibited Listings Model

  • Emergency vehicle lighting
  • Red, green, or blue emergency vehicle light lenses
  • Red, green, or blue emergency vehicle LEDs
  • Emergency vehicle amplifier systems and siren controls
  • Emergency lighting system listings with black and white images
  • Non-departmental uniform accessories (tie clips, cuff links, etc.)

 

 Uniforms

 Permitted Listings Model

  • Utility belts and accessories
  • Police uniform shoulder patches
  • Equipment and uniforms for EMTs and firefighters
  • Novelty hats that may read “SWAT” or “POLICE”
  • Costume jail uniforms

 Conditional Allowances Model

  • Police-type uniforms that were not issued by a governmental law agency

 Prohibited Listings Model

  • Military police uniforms or elements of these uniforms
  • Official, current- or recent-issue police uniforms or elements of these uniforms
  • Official, current- or recent-issue foreign military or police uniforms
  • Raid jackets
  • US or Canadian Customs and Border Protection uniforms or elements of these uniforms, as well as patches
  • Authentic jail uniforms

 

 Other Related Items

 Permitted Listings Model

  • Authorized souvenir items
  • Novelty items
  • COPS decals
  • Thin Blue Line police items
  • Riot shields

 Prohibited Listings Model

  • Any and all FOP (Fraternal Order of the Police) items are not permitted for sale

 Other Related Materials

 What is the reason for this MarketStop policy?

The misrepresentation of a police officer is a crime.  State and federal laws forbid unauthorized people from possessing law enforcement badges.  To help avoid these situations, we have established this policy.

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