Suspected Police Impersonator
EPD advises Trust Your Instincts
Erie, Colorado. On March 27, 2020 at approximately 9 a.m., the Erie Police Department was alerted to a possible police impersonation earlier this morning. On her way to work at 7 a.m., an adult female driver was instructed to pull over by a black vehicle with flashing emergency lights on E. County Line Road near Moffat Street. A male, unknown physical description, contacted the female driver and advised her she was being stopped for a headlight violation. He did not ask for her license or vehicle paperwork, but asked where she was going. When she advised him her place of employment he told her to return home due to the Stay-At-Home Order. The male then reportedly followed her to her nearby residence before leaving the area.
The Erie Police Department, and Boulder County agencies confirmed there were no traffic stops conducted on E. County Line Road by Erie Police Department or Boulder County law enforcement in this time period.
Trust your instincts. In the event you find yourself questioning a traffic stop, call 911, turn on your hazard lights, continue driving (ideally to the nearest police or fire station) and tell 911 what is happening. Follow the instructions of the dispatchers, who will be able to determine if the stop is legitimate.