Think you’re being pulled over by a fake cop? Here’s what police say you should do

In Ohio, traffic stops must be made by a marked law enforcement vehicle, according to Middletown Police Maj. Scott Reeve.

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In Ohio, traffic stops must be made by a marked law enforcement vehicle, according to Middletown Police Maj. Scott Reeve.

Credit: Chalabala

Credit: Chalabala

Police are sharing safety advice with drivers after four false stops were reported in Middletown last week by people who were allegedly impersonating police officers.

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In Ohio, traffic stops must be made by a marked law enforcement vehicle, Middletown Police Maj. Scott Reeve told the Journal-News.

“Every so often, a detective will make a stop in an unmarked car, but that is usually when they see some type of suspicious activity,” Reeve said.

If someone suspects they are being pulled over by a person who is not a police officer, they should drive to a populated area before stopping and call 911, Reeve said.

Middletown police are looking for the occupants of a convertible they say have been driving around the city’s East End impersonating police officers and stopping drivers.

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