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Kansas sheriff’s office looking for fake cop who is impersonating a state trooper

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The Wichita Police Department offers advice to residents for what to do when you are stopped by a police officer. (Video courtesy of Wichita Police Department)

A Kansas sheriff’s office is looking for a man accused of impersonating a state trooper.

The Jewell County Sheriff’s Office said in a Facebook post that it received a report of a man impersonating a Kansas Highway Patrol officer.

The man was described as 5-foot-8, in his mid-30s wearing a tan polo shirt and black slacks. He drove a white Chevy Impala that had a spot light on the top left side of the car.

“If someone you believe is not a law enforcement officer tries to stop you please call 911 and report it to the dispatcher,” the sheriff’s office said. “Give them your location. The dispatcher will ask officers on duty if they are trying to stop you”

The sheriff’s office asked anyone with information on the vehicle or its fake law enforcement driver to call local police, the sheriff or the highway patrol.

Under Kansas law, falsely impersonating a public officer is a misdemeanor crime.

Jewell County is in north-central Kansas approximately 180 miles north of Wichita.

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