(Update) Police investigating report of man impersonating police officer

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Update:

HRP identifies individual involved reported to be impersonating police officer

Halifax Regional Police have identified the male involved in the police officer impersonation complaint.​ As a result of yesterday’s media​ release, a male was identified, and the investigation is continuing.​ There is no concern for public safety at this time.​

HRP takes these types of incidents seriously. Due to heightened circumstances we remind the public to be mindful of any behavior that could cause alarm to the community and take up valuable police resources.

The investigation is still ongoing at this time.

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Police investigating report of man impersonating police officer

Halifax Regional Police is requesting the public’s assistance in relation to a report of a man impersonating a police officer this past weekend.

At approximately 1 p.m. on May 3 police responded to a report of a suspicious person in a parking lot at 61 Chadwick Place in Halifax. The caller reported seeing a man wearing a black hat with “RCMP-POLICE-GRC” written on it sitting in a light grey sedan. When asked what he was doing there, the man stated he was with Halifax Regional Police and was watching the trails in the area. The man and the vehicle were gone when officers arrived on the scene.

Neither Halifax Regional Police nor RCMP had officers in the area at the time.

The man is described as white, in his fifties with a large build and a grey mustache. He was wearing a black nylon zip-up shirt and a black baseball cap with “RCMP-POLICE-GRC” written on it.

Police believe there may have been people who witnessed the incident and are asking anyone with information or video from the area to call police at 902-490-5020.​ Anonymous tips can be sent to Crime Stoppers by calling toll-free 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), submitting a secure web tip at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca or by using the P3 Tips app.

We remind citizens that they can request proper identification from our officers. In addition to the officer presenting their ID card and badge, Halifax Regional Police want citizens to know they can also call 902.490.5020 to confirm the identity of a police officer. In any emergency situation, please call 911.

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