Police equipment and memorabilia stolen
The Calgary Police Service is seeking public assistance to locate police equipment as well as police and military memorabilia stolen from a CPS officer’s southwest home, yesterday, Friday, June 7, 2019.
It is believed suspects gained access through a basement window and removed a CPS patrol uniform and Public Safety Unit uniform which is a grey jumpsuit with a CPS crest, CPS police badges, and a CPS warrant card which is a picture identification card. The suspects also took body armour, police and military challenge coins and medals.
Photos of an example of a CPS warrant card and the missing medals are available on The City of Calgary Newsroom.
Anyone who may information in relation to the break in or the whereabouts of this property is asked to call the Calgary Police Service at 403-266-1234 or Crime Stoppers through the following methods:
The public is reminded of the following safety tips:
- Almost all Calgary Police Service traffic stops are done in marked vehicles or in unmarked vehicles driven by police officers dressed in full uniform.
- Marked vehicles always have red and blue lights on top, and the Calgary Police Service crest and word “POLICE” on the side. When conducting a traffic stop, the red and blue lights will be flashing, as will the vehicle’s headlights.
- Unmarked vehicles have red and blue flashing lights built into the vehicle’s grill and interior. When conducting a traffic stop, the red and blue lights will be flashing, as will the vehicle’s headlights.
- An officer not wearing a uniform may conduct a traffic stop in an unmarked vehicle, though this is extremely rare. Non-uniformed police officers are required to carry identification at all times (picture ID and a badge) and drivers have the right to ask for that identification.
- If a driver is not sure about a vehicle pulling them over, they should immediately call 911.
- A driver should never exit his or her vehicle during a traffic stop unless they are asked to do so by a police officer.
- When conducting a traffic stop, police officers usually approach the vehicle they have pulled over in a reasonably prompt fashion. They always identify themselves as police officers and they will never demand money.
CASE # 19237436