Wichita Police Department warns about ‘impersonating an officer’ investigation


Wichita Police Department (KSN file photo)

WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – The Wichita Police Department (WPD) announced Tuesday it is investigating a case involving an unknown suspect impersonating a police officer.

According to the department, a citizen reported being stopped by an unknown suspect in the area of MacArthur and Seneca around 8 p.m. Monday who was driving a dark blue or black Buick 4-door sedan with red and blue emergency lights in the upper windshield.

The unknown suspect approached the vehicle, asked for a driver’s license, and insurance.  The suspect looked at the documents, gave them back, walked back to the Buick, and left.

The suspect is described as an unknown male, average build and height, wearing a dark blue or black uniform and armed with a handgun.

This investigation is still ongoing. Anyone with additional information on the case is asked to call WPD detectives at (316) 268-4407 or Crime Stoppers at (316) 267-2111. If a similar situation has occurred to anyone, they can file a police report by calling the WPD police case desk at (316) 268-4221.

WPD stated all uniformed WPD officers are issued WPD badges, displayed clearly on their uniform to signify that they are a WPD officer.  Additionally, if any question exists on the legitimacy of an officer, you can call 911.


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