CALGARY – Police are investigating three incidents involving men posing as police officers that happened between 11:00 p.m. and 11:15 p.m. Saturday night.
Police say three vehicles were pulled over after a car pulled up behind them with a flashing strobe light.
Then the men from the vehicle with the light, got out and demanded money from the vehicle stopped ahead of them.
In the last incident of the night, the victim was pulled from his vehicle, assaulted and robbed.
- The majority of Calgary Police Service traffic stops are conducted in marked vehicles or in unmarked vehicles driven by police officers dressed in full uniform.
- Marked CPS vehicles are always equipped with red and blue lights on top, which are always activated during traffic stops.
- An undercover officer wearing plain clothes may conduct a traffic stop in an unmarked vehicle, using a red/blue -coloured strobe light. The lights in these vehicles can be located inside the grill or in the vehicle’s interior.
- If a driver is not sure about a vehicle that is pulling them over, they should call 911.
- Police officers are required to carry identification at all times and drivers have the right to ask them to see that identification.
- A driver should never exit his/her vehicle during a traffic stop, unless they are asked to do so by a police officer.
- When conducting traffic stops members of the Calgary Police Service usually approach the vehicle they have pulled over in a reasonably prompt fashion. They always identify themselves as members of the Service.