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RCMP arrest males for Personating Police

 

March 26, 2012 Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM)…RCMP in Cole Harbour arrested four males for Personating Police Officers.
 
At approximately 1:00 a.m. on March 25th, 2012, Halifax District RCMP Officers responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle in Cole Harbour.  It was reported that a man and woman were parked in a vehicle on Bissett Road when a suspicious vehicle pulled in behind them. The suspicious vehicle then activated red and blue flashing lights on the dash and an audible siren.  No one exited the suspicious vehicle and it pulled away moments later.
 
A short time later, a 2010 Dodge Avenger that matched the description of the suspicious vehicle with four males inside was located by patrol members.   The males were arrested for Personating Police Officers.  The males range in age from 19-to-22-years-old and are from the Halifax area.  They were later released from police custody and are scheduled to appear in Dartmouth Provincial Court on May 2nd, 2012 at 9:30 a.m. 
 
Although this appears to be an isolated incident, the RCMP are reminding the public that some police officers wear plain clothes and drive unmarked police vehicles that are equipped with flashing lights and sirens.  Officers working in plain clothes or traveling in unmarked police vehicles can display their badges and will be able to show their police identification cards.
 
Even though reports of police officer personation are not common, if you are stopped by a plain clothes police officer and after seeing their credentials would like to further verify their identification, call 911 to confirm that the officer is who they say they are and that they are presently working for that particular police agency.  If the person (s) appears extremely nervous or suddenly leaves, get a description of the vehicles, any occupants, plate number and report it to police immediately.
 
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