How to Spot a Massachusetts Police Officer with 100 Percent Certainty

Massachusetts is contracting with MorphoTrust to arm the state’s 13,000 police officers with $9.50-a-piece ID cards (plus $300 in startup fees per station) so that civilians will never again find themselves in the pesky situation of looking at a police officer and questioning whether it’s really a police officer. But that’s only part of the reason for the change. The other, much more important reason is that it’s really easy to counterfeit police ID cards. Which is good that they’re solving that problem — because who wants to spend thousands of dollars on nametags for police officers when the Average Joe just looks for the uniform or the donut, anyway? []