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Reginald Gousse, of New York, fatally shot a Long Island bank manager while posing as a police officer. (AP Photo/Jack Healy)

Protecting the public from
LE impersonators
By P-1 Editor Rachel Fretz

Police impersonators not only endanger civilians — sometimes gravely — but they also erode the often hard-earned trust in law enforcement you work diligently to establish and maintain. In short, fake cops diminish real cops’ ability to protect and serve.

With this crime seemingly on the rise, it's crucial to educate your community on the key police impersonation indicators ... Full Story

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L.A. officers arrested 3 men for impersonating Housing Authority officers. The men are accused of using fake uniforms and badges to extort money from Latino street vendors.

L.A. police arrest 3 for impersonating detectives, issuing fake citations

They had police badges, "Housing Authority" uniforms, bulletproof vests and firearms. They cruised the streets of Los Angeles in an LAPD-style cruiser equipped with police radios, side floodlights and metal prisoner partition.

But these three men were not cops.

For months, authorities believe, they targeted Latino street vendors, pretending to be detectives. They took cash from the vendors and issued fake citations ... Full Story

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Neb. officer catches police imposter making phony traffic stop


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I was booking a person who by trade was a carpet layer. He told me that while he was replacing carpet in a nearby low-budget motel ... Full Tip (Secured- LE only)

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