WFPD looking into 'fake cop' claims in Wichita Falls

WICHITA FALLS, TX (KAUZ) - Wichita Falls Police are looking into an incident of an individual claiming to be a police officer in an unmarked motorcycle pulling over cars in Wichita Falls following a report found on social media.

"It does happen," said Wichita Falls Police Sargent Harold McClure.  "It has happened before. I'm not sure what the motive behind it is."

Officials with the department said they have been told this individual was not wearing a badge when making the stops.

Sergeant Harold McClure with WFPD told Newschannel6 this person is not employed by the department.

"We want to make sure that the community stays safe when they're being pulled over by an officer for whatever reason," said McClure.

Sgt. McClure said a driver will never be pulled over by an unmarked car in the city limits of Wichita Falls without the assistance of a properly marked vehicle due to policy for WFPD.

Officers with the WFPD will always be in uniform and have a police badge and identification card when making a traffic stop.

If you are still unsure if an officer is really employed with the Department Sgt. McClure said you can call 911 and tell dispatch where you are being pulled over.

They will be able to confirm if a legitimate officer is attempting to pull you over. If it is not, they can get help on the way.

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