Chesterfield police warn public of man impersonating officer - wtvr

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not a teahead

Richmond, VA

#21 Jun 5, 2010
tatersalad8498 wrote:
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YOUR own words....did you forget?
you also claim to be an author and an advisor to the gov. too----what's the matter, can't keep all of your lies straight ?
I don't need to keep any lies straight, i never said i was a cop, prove it.
The other stuff was made up by an internet clone that uses my ID from time to time.
Boy you people are so gullible.
not a teahead

Richmond, VA

#22 Jun 5, 2010
tatersalad8498 wrote:
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you still didn't answer my question
Judge for yourself, read all of my posts and then decide if its me or not. You got 2 years to respond.
Mort

Quinton, VA

#24 Jun 7, 2010
Downtown worker wrote:
People are forgetting: Sheriff's deputies also are authorized to make traffic stops. Usually, when they do, its just to give a warning because they saw a minor traffic violation. And I'm not sure they always radio the stop in either (although they should). Who knows, this could've been a deputy on his way from work in the jail. Its possible.
sheriffs don't make traffic stops.period.
Mort

Quinton, VA

#25 Jun 7, 2010
WOW wrote:
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In Chesterfield County the traffic laws and criminal laws are enforced by the Chesterfield County Police Department The difference between a sheriff and police dept. is the jurisdiction where in some of the Virginia county you only have a Sheriff department that enforces both the civil and criminal Laws. By Law your Sheriff department where Brown/Tan Uniforms. In Chesterfield County it is rare for a sheriff deputy to stop a vehicle for a traffic violation without calling for police officer back up 1st so to say that this was an off duty deputy sheriff I think not. It sounds more like a Law Enforcement want-a-be preying on the women and men in Chesterfield County. Please to the public beware of everyone with a blue light, a badge and uniform are not the police. When in doubt never stop in a dark place, make sure it has lights, know your county, city or state police uniform color, when in doubt drive slow to let police know you are not running from them, you can always go to the closes police precinct or sub-station and if you will not stop they will call for assistant from other officers. Never get out of your vehicle and roll the window down enough to speak to officer this will protect you in the event it is not the police, and the police should understand why you did this.
Always beware of your surrounding and the name and description of the officer or person stopping you. Stay Safe
this is also why your should'nt bust into someones home with the children home.it a common robbery tactic.the police know this too.
Mike

Richmond, VA

#26 Jun 7, 2010
Thats why the police shouldn't be allowed to drive Un Marked Vehicles that the public also drive everyday. Likewise with them selling their used cars back to the public with their spotlight still attached. Henrico and Richmond both have unmarked Tahoes and Suburbans. Henrico also have a Chevy Venture 2001 model. Now if I see flashing lights coming from a Mini Van why would I stop. Maybe these vehicles should be given to Detectives or Supervisors, (paper Pushers). I had an officer pull me down town dressed with a Safari hat with Jeans and a Black tee with a police vest. I would have thought he was fake if he didnt have a marked unit.
Tom Payne

Chester, VA

#27 Jun 7, 2010
While it is unfortunate that the world has degraded to this level, there is one underlying point to all of this: when you drive on the roadways here, or anywhere, be aware of your surroundings and employ some common sense.
For those of you who are locals, know what your local police/sheriff drive. Its not like you haven' seen them before. To assist: Richmond wears dark blue, Henrico wears a light blue, Chesterfield wears dark green and State wears a light blue. If you look around, most departments are driving Ford Crown Victorias, although the Chevy Impala and Dodge Chargers are out there as well. At the minimum there will be blue lights on the vehicle, while Richmond and Chesterfield (along with a great number of departments nationally) have both red and blue lights. Most unmarked vehicles will be equipted with strobe or LED lights, not a rotating dash light. The basic unmarked car will tend to have extra lights all over it to make up for the lack of lights on the roof. They use unmarked vehicles because people are on their best behavior when they see a marked police car; they can catch the criminals easier when the criminals don't think its the police coming.
My brother in law is a police officer and I have heard numerous stories like this. He says there is no issue with someone finding a safe place to stop, but within reason. He said he even had a driver call 9-1-1 on him while he tried to pull her over because she didn't believe his white car and blue lights were real. The dispatcher had to convince her to stop. While this is an extreme example, he says he understands some of the fear, especially for a single woman late at night.
Know where you are, know what the police look like, take all safety precautions and use some common sense. If that is too much for someone, there is always the bus or a taxi.
wombat

Richmond, VA

#28 Jun 8, 2010
Tom Payne wrote:
While it is unfortunate that the world has degraded to this level, there is one underlying point to all of this: when you drive on the roadways here, or anywhere, be aware of your surroundings and employ some common sense.
For those of you who are locals, know what your local police/sheriff drive. Its not like you haven' seen them before. To assist: Richmond wears dark blue, Henrico wears a light blue, Chesterfield wears dark green and State wears a light blue. If you look around, most departments are driving Ford Crown Victorias, although the Chevy Impala and Dodge Chargers are out there as well. At the minimum there will be blue lights on the vehicle, while Richmond and Chesterfield (along with a great number of departments nationally) have both red and blue lights. Most unmarked vehicles will be equipted with strobe or LED lights, not a rotating dash light. The basic unmarked car will tend to have extra lights all over it to make up for the lack of lights on the roof. They use unmarked vehicles because people are on their best behavior when they see a marked police car; they can catch the criminals easier when the criminals don't think its the police coming.
My brother in law is a police officer and I have heard numerous stories like this. He says there is no issue with someone finding a safe place to stop, but within reason. He said he even had a driver call 9-1-1 on him while he tried to pull her over because she didn't believe his white car and blue lights were real. The dispatcher had to convince her to stop. While this is an extreme example, he says he understands some of the fear, especially for a single woman late at night.
Know where you are, know what the police look like, take all safety precautions and use some common sense. If that is too much for someone, there is always the bus or a taxi.
A lot of information - but when you have flashing lights behind you, the last thing you're going to be thinking is , what locality am I in, how many lights do they use? Red or blue or both? What does the uniform look like? Maybe only marked cars should be used for traffic stops, and unmarked cars for survelance?

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