Male charged with impersonating a police officer

On May 5th a member of the Saugeen Shores Police Service was on general patrol when they observed a black 2016 Ford F150 pick up truck outfitted with police lights package.

A vehicle stop was conducted on Concession 4 and a male was taken into custody without incident.

The truck was found to have a police light bar with red and blue strobe lights on the roof. Red and blue strobe lights were also located on the upper windshield, embedded in the grill and on the rear of the vehicle.

Located inside of the vehicle was a police speaker, microphone and radio. Investigators suspect that the male has used this vehicle to make false vehicle stops on persons in South Western Ontario.

Police are requesting any person, who suspects they had contact with this vehicle, to report the incident to the Saugeen Shores Police or their local service. This Ford F150 had distinguishing factory “FX4” decals on the box of the truck.

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If you are pulled over by a police officer and have concerns as to their legitimacy, you may:

• Ask to see badge and warrant card (photo police identification)
• Or call 911 or non-emergency number to verify the officer with dispatchers

A 38 year old Seaforth man has been charged with impersonating a police officer. He was released with a court date. This occurrence is still under investigation.

If you have any information concerning this occurrence please call 519-832-2500 or report anonymously to CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).