LINKS


  • CVPI.NET - Crown Victoria Police Interceptor reference page
  • DFW Motorcade Safety - The largest Funeral Escort company in Texas.
  • Crownvic.net
  • eLightbars.orq - Great web page for information on the Emergence lighting industry. Check it out, Gary is 'k9vic' on the forms.

Police Posers Links
As of the last few months this illegal practice is getting out of hand. So we here at PCDC want to help educate the public on this topic.


Identify impostors (For Texas only)

A state law passed in the last legislative session and effective Jan. 1 requires all Texas peace officers to carry an identification card at all times. The cards must have an identification number and a phone number that residents can call to verify that the officer is legitimate.

Online: www.capitol.state.tx.us


North Richland Hills Police investigator Larry Irving offers some tips on how to verify you are dealing with a real police officer:

•A police uniform will have a patch identifying the city where the officer works.

•The officer will most likely be wearing a duty belt along with a name tag and badge with an identification number.

•Cars will be marked with the officer's agency.

•In North Richland Hills, unmarked units do not make traffic stops.

•Be aware and call 911 if something seems suspicious.


Hurst, TX view on Separating the Real Cops From the Fake

Click on the City Magazine - Summer Issue Adobe PDF file, it is on page 3.

How to know when a real police officer pulls you over.
Most police departments, including Hurst, allow only uniformed officers driving marked cars to stop motorists. If you question the legitimacy of an officer, ask for his or her department or state photo identification card. Motorists alone at night should seek a well lighted and populated area before pulling over. Acknowledge to the police officer you know he is back there. You can also call 911 and stay on the line until the officer’s identity is verified or other officers arrive.

A good example would be sticking your hand out the window and waving, then pointing ahead as you continue to a safe place. As long as the officer knows you recognize him, he will understand if you continue. If it is not an officer, he will most likely use this opportunity to leave before you get to a populated area.


PCDC advise on what you should do if you think it is not a real police officer.

You have the right to call 911 and request a market patrol car to make the traffic stop. Since you are calling 911, there is a documented record as to why you are not stopping right away. Most of the time it will go to the same department of the unmarked vehicle trying to stop you. If the dispatcher does not know of any officers trying to stop you, then they will investigate. If it is another agency, the 911 dispatcher will still dispatch a market unit to assist. So do not be afraid to call 911 if you feel the vehicle behind you is not a real police officer. If you do not have a cell phone, pull into a lighted populated area and obey all traffic laws with your hazards on getting to that location.


Here at PCDC we want to say that many people drive x-cop cars, the Crown Victoria is more common as they dominate the police vehicle market. We just want to say that many people drive these cars because they are cheap to buy used or still want a real RWD American car. The few that give owners of the Crown Vic a bad image are always going to be out there, same with the Charger or Impala. Most fake cops tend to drive vehicles other then these three from what I have seen in the news. Always still follow the advise given by the police, call 911 if you fell it is not a real cop.


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More soon to come.......

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