Winnipeg police have a public warning after two people recently posed as officers and engaged with citizens.
Police say real officers are required to carry a badge and a warrant card. Those working in a plain clothes capacity will have a Winnipeg Police Service badge affixed to their belt directly in front of their sidearm.
Official police vehicles will have a combination of red and blue coloured flashing lights. These will be located either on the roof of the vehicle, or mounted behind the front windshield by the rear-view mirror. Flashing white lights may also be located within the front grill.
Police say anyone skeptical, whether it be for fundraising campaigns, meter readers, public surveys, or law enforcement, should confirm credentials and identification.
A Thunder Bay man is currently facing charges for posing as a police officer in Winnipeg and Brandon.