Police Gear Stolen from Car

Police are concerned someone might try impersonating a plain-clothed officer after gear was stolen from the back of a police officer's car.

Chief Marty Jensen, with the Hudson Police Department says between August 14th and August 20th, someone stole a handgun, a police ID, and two badges. The officer's car was parked in front of his home. The stolen badges have the number 4132 on them.

If you have any information on the stolen items, call the Hudson Police Department.

Chief Jensen says if you're getting pulled over and you aren't sure if it's a real officer, there are some things you can legally do.

1.) You can call 9-1-1 to confirm it's a real officer. Jensen says police usually call dispatch and tell them when they are pulling someone over. He says just tell the dispatch where you are and what vehicle you are driving.
2.) Jensen says you also have the legal right to continue driving at the posted speed limit until you reach a well-lit area where you feel safer pulling over.
3.) And if an officer approaches you and is in plain clothes, you have a right to ask for identification to confirm the person is a real police officer.

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