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