ORLANDO, Fla - On Thursday the University of Central Florida Police Department received a report about two people believed to be impersonating police.
A female driver who was entering campus via Central Florida Boulevard reported that a car flashing red and blue lights pulled up behind her. She pulled her car over, but took off when she noticed the man approaching her car was not in uniform. She believed the lights were coming from someone else inside the car holding a smartphone.
UCFPD uses this opportunity to remind you to remain cautious and take notice if a situation seems off.
In this case, the woman did the right thing by recognizing a suspicious situation and calling police.
We encourage you to take the same steps-if you see something, say something.
If you're being pulled over, turn on your hazard lights and pull into a well-lit area.
UCFPD officers wear blue uniforms and carry department-issued identification. If you're concerned about the identity of the person who pulled you over, call 911 to verify who they are. Never roll down your windows or open your door if you believe the person pulling you over is not a police officer.
Remember, vigilance is key to safety. Stay aware of your surroundings, and contact UCFPD at 407-823-5555 to report suspicious activity.