Reidsville police warn public after fake officer report

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REIDSVILLE, N.C. — The Reidsville Police Department is warning the public after someone attempted to impersonate one of their officers Sunday evening.

Police say they responded to the 800 block of Lawndale Drive around 8 p.m. in reference to suspicious activity, according to a press release. Once they arrived, the driver said a person in a black Chevrolet SUV attempted to pull them over with blue lights in the vehicle’s windshield.

Police offered several tips to remember the next time you’re pulled over by a police officer:

  • You have the right to ask for an officer’s identification and all officers should have them readily available.
  • If you are being pulled in a dark area and are concerned, you can slowly proceed to a well-lit, well-populated area. You have the right to call a 911 telecommunicator to confirm it is a legitimate traffic stop.
  • Officers conducting traffic stops should be in uniform. There are detectives that conduct them on occasion but they should always have their identification card.
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