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This Guardian article makes the (unsourced) claim that (emphasis mine):

There is more than a whiff of the police state about the fact that Danish policeman refuse to display ID numbers and can refuse to give their names.

Can Danish policemen legally refuse to display their ID numbers when asked? Is this actually legal under Danish law?

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  • If you do not trust the guardian, whom do you trust? – Sim Sep 16 '15 at 14:44
  • @sim Many conmen pretend to be policemen, so widespread refusal to validate identities by actual policemen would make these conmen impossible to spot. – March Ho Sep 16 '15 at 15:11
  • This quote could also mean that the officers aren't casually displaying their ID numbers but will reveal them when asked to. – npst Sep 16 '15 at 15:19
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    Related: Danish police to wear ID numbers under new plan, Oct 2014. – Oddthinking Sep 16 '15 at 16:08
  • Related question: does Denmark not have policewomen? – Andrew Grimm Sep 18 '15 at 10:35

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