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I will simply go upto him and ask him for his identification, which is a photo I.D mostly and a badge, which is metal in gold or silver metal, I guess. Just having a badge does not make one a law enforcement officer -- That's why I will ask to see both. This is the way I look at law enforcement.

Thank you for the very informative post. My only comment/addendum:

The basics of handling law enforcement requests need to be conveyed not only to librarians, but also to library support staff, even student workers; the first person approached by the official may not be a degreed librarian or in a professional position to know all of the policies of the library (or the practices encouraged by ALA).

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