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Police-related items policy

Police and emergency response uniforms, equipment, or accessories can’t be sold on eBay.

To help prevent impersonation, we don’t allow certain police or emergency service-related items to be listed for sale.

What is the policy?

The following items can’t be listed for sale on eBay:

  • Law enforcement and other government-issued uniforms, badges, or accessories, such as hats, jackets, or shirts,or replicas of these items
  • Official emergency lighting systems or sirens, including lenses or LEDs for these systems

Activity that doesn't follow eBay policy could result in a range of actions including for example: administratively ending or cancelling listings, hiding or demoting all listings from search results, lowering seller rating, buying or selling restrictions, and account suspension. All fees paid or payable in relation to listings or accounts on which we take any action will not be refunded or otherwise credited to your account.


Why does eBay have this policy?

It is illegal to impersonate a law enforcement official so our policy helps us to maintain a law-abiding marketplace by ensuring important government regulations are followed.

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