Be aware! Indiana State Police say they have received a number of complaints regarding police impersonators in Gibson, Sullivan, Daviess and Knox counties. According to ISP, several drivers report they were stopped by a male claiming to be a police officer. Thankfully, as of now, no one has been harmed as a result of these occurrences, but State Police are urging caution.
They’re also offering a few tips that the public needs to keep in mind. Police officers must be in fully marked police cars to stop someone for a traffic violation. They can, however, be in plain clothes while doing so. If a police care is unmarked, the officer *must* be in full uniform and easily identifiable. State Police are advising citizens to keep their doors locked and windows rolled up until an officer can be confirmed. Look for a badge and/or shoulder patch that can identify the person as an officer.
If you can’t verify, you should call 911 and request an additional officer.