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Bloomfield Man Arrested For Impersonating Officer
Updated February 13, 2015 6:58 AM | Filed under: Crime
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(BLOOMFIELD) - An investigation launched by Indiana State Police Detectives resulted in the arrest 21-year-old Danny R. Deckard of Bloomfield on Wednesday afternoon.

Police say Deckard had approached another individual and identified himself as an Undercover Narcotics Officer. Deckard was allegedly requesting information on current Greene County criminal investigations.

Deckard was arrested on felony charges of Impersonating a police officer and for a misdemeanor charge of driving while his driver's license was suspended.

Those who impersonate police officers erode the public's trust in law enforcement and may endanger unsuspecting people. There are tips you can use to protect yourself during a traffic stop or encounter while helping your police officers do their jobs.

Tips for Protecting You from Law Enforcement Impersonators:

  • Check to see if the officer is in a marked vehicle that identifies a Law Enforcement Agency
  • Is the officer in uniform? Look for a badge and ask for identification
  • Police Officers carry identification clearly identifying them and their agency
  • If you doubt the identity of someone trying to pull you over, proceed to a well-lit, busy place such as a gas station, fast food restaurant, convenience store, or police station. While doing so, turn on your emergency flashers to notify the officer that you are aware he or she is trying to pull you over and call 911.

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