Indiana State Police are currently Investigating Police Impersonation Complaints

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Indiana State Police are currently investigating several complaints regarding police impersonators in Gibson, Sullivan, Knox and Daviess Counties. The complaints have come from several drivers that were stopped by a male claiming to be a police officer.  No one has been injured during these incidents, but Indiana State Police want to offer the following information and tips:

Everyone needs to remember:

  • Police officers must be in a fully marked police car to stop someone for a traffic violation. Police officers can be in plain clothes or in uniform if they are in a fully marked patrol car.
  • If the police car is unmarked, the police officer MUST be in full uniform and should be easy to identify.

Safety tips:

  • Keep your doors locked and windows rolled up until you can verify it’s a police officer.
  • Look for a badge and or shoulder patch, which should identify the police agency.
  • If you can’t verify the agency, call 911 and request an additional officer.
  • Trust your instinct. If you stop and you don’t think the individual is a police officer don’t hesitate to drive away and call 911 immediately.
  • Call 911 immediately if you are not certain the vehicle that is attempting to stop you is a police officer. Turn on your four-way flashers and continue at a safe speed until additional police arrive.

Anyone with information concerning these police impersonators are encouraged to contact the Indiana State Police at 812-867-2079 or their local police.

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