Is it illegal for a cop to cover their badge number?
tl;dr: Barring some law or policy requiring officers to have their names clearly visible, yes, it is legal for police officers to cover their name tags and/or badge numbers..
Do cops have to state name and badge number?
Police officers do not have to give you their name or badge number.
Do cops have to identify themselves when asked?
Police officers in plainclothes must identify themselves when using their police powers; however, they are not required to identify themselves on demand and may lie about their status as a police officer in some situations (see sting operation).
Does a police officer have to give you their name?
A police officer is required to give their name, rank and station if you ask for that information. If you were being searched or the police officer first asked you for your name and address but then refused to provide his identity, he may be guilty of an offence and receive a fine.
Why do firefighters cover their badge when someone dies?
Purpose: The mourning band is the traditional way for Police, Fire & EMS to publicly mourn the Line of Duty Death of one of their own. While there is no national standard, it is important for the sake of uniformity that each crew member adheres to a standard guideline.