Police uniforms, ID stolen from Calgary officer’s home

An example of a police identification card stolen from a Calgary officer on Friday. Courtesy: Calgary Police Service

Two Calgary Police Service uniforms, some badges and an identification card were among the items stolen from an officer’s house on Friday.

In a Saturday news release, CPS said suspects entered the officer’s southwest home through a basement window.

A CPS patrol uniform was taken along with a Public Safety Unit uniform, which is described as a grey jumpsuit with a CPS crest.

Police provided an example of the officer’s white police identification card as well as a selection of medals and military challenge coins.

An example of police medals stolen from a Calgary officer on Friday. Courtesy: Calgary Police Service

CPS provided a list of ways people can be sure they’re dealing with an actual officer if they are pulled over:

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  • Most CPS traffic stops are done by officers in uniform in either marked or unmarked vehicles.
  • Both marked and unmarked vehicles will turn on flashing red and blue lights and flashing headlights during traffic stops.
  • Drivers can call 911 if they are unsure about the legitimacy of an officer pulling them over.
  • When conducting a traffic stop, officers will usually approach the vehicle quickly, identify themselves as police and will never demand money.

Anyone with information is asked to call the CPS non-emergency line at 403-266-1234 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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