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If he is engaged in activity that requires being a police officer, such as making an arrest or serving a warrant, then, yes. Otherwise, the off-duty office is not obligated to tell anyone he is an officer. One exception could be for members of law enforcement agencies that are required to disclose their status during any adverse police contact (such as a traffic violation), but those are fairly rare. In most cases, off-duty officers can leave it all at work and not take on any police responsibilities until it's time for them to go back on duty.

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Q: Does a off duty police officer not in uniform have to inform you he is an officer?
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