TPD is asking for the public’s assistance in police imposter case | Crime
Tucson Police are investigating a case of police impersonation, and are asking for the public’s help in the case.
The incidents occurred between June 10 and June 20, according to TPD officials, and involved an unknown number of male suspects who were posing as police officers. These imposters made traffic stops, according to TPD, with a vehicle outfitted to resemble a police car.
The imposters car, described as a dark colored Ford Crown Victoria, with low profile red and blue lights above the dashboard on the inside of the vehicle, as well as additional lighting in the rear window of the vehicle. According to TPD there were no police markings on the vehicle and there were no rooftop emergency lights.
TPD is reporting the vehicle is now in police possession, and TPD detectives are attempting to identify anyone who was stopped by a car fitting that description; and who had been contacted by a person/persons not in police uniform but might have identified themselves as either a police officer or other law enforcement agent. No citations would have been issued by these ‘imposters’, according to TPD.
Anyone who was stopped under these circumstances, anywhere in Tucson, is asked to call 911 or 88-CRIME.
TPD is also taking the time to remind residents that if there is any doubt as to the identity of a police officer, they may call 911 to verify the officer’s identity.