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Posted: April 23, 2021

RCMP investigating report of police impersonation

Elk Valley RCMP is investigating an incident where an Alberta resident was pulled over on Highway 3 in B.C. near the Alberta border by someone impersonating a police officer.

On Tuesday, April 20, the Alberta resident advised that the suspected police imposter was dressed in police style uniform and had flashing red/blue lights in the grill of a dark coloured SUV.

The impersonator officer was male, wearing a black disposable face mask, a style police cap with yellow hat band, and dark heavy jacket.

“The impersonator asked the Alberta resident why and where they were travelling in B.C. The Albertan responded they were going to their workplace and the impersonator ended the interaction and returned to his vehicle,” reported A/Cpl Debra Katerenchuk of Elk Valley RCMP.

Elk Valley RCMP have been in contact with the Crowsnest Pass (Alberta) RCMP and confirmed that this incident was not a police officer from the Elk Valley or the Crowsnest Pass detachments.

RCMP continue to actively investigate this incident along with enhanced patrols in an attempt to locate the impersonator’s vehicle.

RCMP are appealing to the public for any information regarding this incident or similar incidents that have yet to be reported.

Please contact the Elk Valley RCMP at 250-425-6233 or through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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