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TPD warns of police impersonators

Tucson police have received multiple reports in the past six months of a man and woman dressed as police officers pulling over motorists, a Tucson Police Department spokesman said.

The pair, who are not law enforcement officers, have used a vehicle equipped with emergency lights and a siren, said TPD's Sgt. Chris Widmer in a news release.

"They are typically dressed in police uniforms and are equipped with police gear," Widmer said.

The incidents occurred between Dec. 11 and June 10, he said.

The vehicle driven by the police impersonators has no law enforcement markings, Widmer said.

"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," he said.

"In one instance, the suspects intervened in an altercation while impersonating law enforcement officers," Widmer said.

Anyone who has had contact with individuals impersonating law enforcement officers should call 911 or 791-4444.

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Jun 15, 2012, 7:14 am
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Well, describe the car they are driving a bit and maybe the public can help out! Jeesh…

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