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GP RCMP issue warning about imposter officer…

Our Headline Title has been corrected to say “Impostor”

Grande Prairie, AB: The Grande Prairie RCMP is sending out a warning to the general public after a motorist was


Sketch of impersonating officer. RCMP photo. 

pulled over and stopped by a vehicle resembling an unmarked police vehicle on Hwy 2 near Webster Road, …

Police say a female driver was heading home on Thursday, January 7, 2016 at approximately 11:30 pm, when a driver of a vehicle activated its emergency equipment. The female driver complied and pulled over to the side of the road.

A man approached the vehicle and requested the female driver to hand over license and registration. The man was not dressed as a police officer, and had no badge or ID on him. He then asked the female to exit her vehicle stating it was cold outside and to get into his vehicle. She refused and started to drive away.

On Saturday, PJXM came across a concerning post regarding such incident. In the post it states the male driver of the unmarked police vehicle followed the female with lights and siren after she refused to get in the man’s vehicle. Once the female reached her home and turned off into the driveway, the fake police vehicle deactivated emergency lights and siren and fled.

The male is described as:

  • Caucasian
  • Tall with medium length hair
  • He was unshaven and unkempt wearing a heavy-duty work coat with black pants
  • It is believed he was driving an SUV

Police are continuing to investigate this incident and are asking drivers to be vigilant and report anything suspicious to the Grande Prairie RCMP.

If anyone identifies himself or herself as a police officer, either in uniform or in plain clothes and makes unusual or inappropriate requests, the public should:

  • Request to see identification or other proof that they are in fact a police officer;
  • Ask the police officer to have a marked police vehicle respond;
  • Should they fail to comply with these requests, advise the officer that you are going to call 9-1-1 to confirm the officer’s identity.

If you have any information regarding this incident please contact the Grande Prairie RCMP Detachment at 1-780-830-5701 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. 

**Headline Title has been corrected. We had a few spelling mistakes and have since corrected them. “Reassembling” has been replaced with “resembling”. “Unkept” has been replaced with “unkempt”. Thanks for catching those!! We do apologize. 

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