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?

  • If you do not trust the guardian, whom do you trust?
    – Sim
    Sep 16, 2015 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, 2015 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, 2015 at 15:19
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    Related: Danish police to wear ID numbers under new plan, Oct 2014.
    – Oddthinking
    Sep 16, 2015 at 16:08
  • Related question: does Denmark not have policewomen?
    – Golden Cuy
    Sep 18, 2015 at 10:35


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