Indiana man arrested on impersonating a police officer charge

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BLOOMFIELD, Ind. (Feb. 12, 2015)— A 21-year-old Bloomfield man was arrested after police said he impersonated a police officer.

Danny Deckard was charged Wednesday with impersonating a police officer and driving while suspended.

Police said Deckard approached an individual and identified himself as an undercover narcotics officer. According to the investigation, Deckard allegedly requested information regarding current Greene County criminal investigations.

Deckard was booked in the Greene County Jail.

Indiana State Police give the following tips for protecting yourself from officer impersonators:

– Check to see if the officer is in a marked vehicle that identifies a law enforcement agency

– Is the officer in uniform? Look for a badge and ask for identification

– Police officers carry identification clearly identifying them and their agency

– If you doubt the identity of someone trying to pull you over, proceed to a well-lit, busy place such as a gas station, fast food restaurant, convenience store, or police station. While doing so, turn on your emergency flashers to notify the officer that you are aware he or she is trying to pull you over and call 911.

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