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600 E. Walnut Street
Columbia, MO 65201
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 3, 2018
CONTACT: Brian Adkisson
City of Columbia
Communications and Marketing Manager
Person in Columbia impersonating police officer
(COLUMBIA, MO) - Recently, mid-Missouri has had reported incidents of people impersonating police officers. The evening of Saturday, March 3, a person impersonating a police officer pulled over a driver in Columbia.
The suspect impersonating an officer has been described as a white male, approximately 5'10" to 6 feet tall with short dark hair and a salt and pepper full beard. He was wearing a dark-colored uniform with a badge and duty belt and black square rimmed glasses. He was reported to be driving a dark-colored, full-size SUV with a yellow and red light bar and no other markings on the vehicle.
The Columbia Police Department recommends that if a driver is being pulled over and feels the person stopping them is not a police officer, they may continue to drive until they find a safe, well-lit location. Drivers are also reminded to reduce speed, turn on their hazard lights and call 911 to report their suspicions.