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TWIN FALLS — Police are investigating a report of a man suspected of impersonating a police officer.

A woman reported that a uniformed man approached her Monday in the parking lot of a local business. The man demanded she exit her vehicle.

According to a statement from the city, the suspect is described as a white male adult with a dark mole on his face. He was wearing a police-style uniform with a flag on the sleeve and a star-shaped badge on the right side of his shirt.

Police are asking anyone with information about the incident or the suspect to call the emergency dispatch center at 208-735-4357.

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Police agencies in the Magic Valley have distinct uniforms with arm patches and badges. Most have a name tag or a name sewn on the front of the uniform. Officers of the Twin Falls Police Department are required to identify themselves as police officers and provide their names.

The city advises people to trust their instincts: If someone in uniform doesn’t seem to be a real police officer contact the dispatch center. You may also request that a marked patrol unit respond.


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