Friday, June 15, 2012
LAW ENFORCMENT IMPERSONATION
Between December 11, 2011 to June 10, 2012, the Tucson Police Department has received multiple reports from citizens who have been approached by a male and female claiming to be law enforcement.
The suspects have used a vehicle equipped with emergency lights and sirens on most occasions. The vehicle does not have any law enforcement markings or insignia. They are typically dressed in police uniforms and are equipped with police gear. In several incidents, the suspects conducted traffic stops on citizens using specially mounted emergency equipment on their vehicle.
The suspects gave verbal warnings for traffic violations. In one instance, the suspects intervened in an altercation while impersonating law enforcement officers. Anyone who may have had contact with individuals purporting to be law enforcement officers are encouraged to call 911 or 520-791-4444.