God, I could get sick if I see someone else with an NYPD hat.
But, Hell, kudos because that is brand development and, I’d bet, some additional revenue for those departments – even if lots of copycats are out there.
I could only imagine the fear is police impersonation, but I have to believe you could limit the design and merchandise to mitigate that fear.
In a city of huge bureaucracy, this could be a department of the city’s police or fire departments that could make some money. As much as those departments are reviled by some, there are those eager to support a big city’s bravest and finest. Let’s monetize that for the city.