BEMIDJI – The police department here is advising residents and workers to be aware of a male who is impersonating a police officer.
The Bemidji Police Department received five complaints Sunday about a male who called local businesses and identified himself a police officer, according to a press release from the police department. Each time, he spoke with female employees and asked for their personal information such as an address, phone number and their physical descriptions.
The department is investigating the suspicious phone calls.
The department recommends not providing any personal information to people over the phone.
If someone identifies themselves as a police officer, their questions will be of a professional nature and the officer will be able to provide identifying information, the department said in the release. If you have doubts about an officer’s identity, contact your local law enforcement agency.
Anyone with any information is encouraged to contact the Bemidji Police Department at 333-9111.