NH motorist stopped by alleged police impersonator; investigation underway

Officials are warning the public in one New Hampshire town after an alleged police imposter pulled over a motorist Tuesday morning.

Hillsborough Police say a person was stopped in the area of Bog Road around 8:45 a.m. by what they believed was a police cruiser. A further investigation revealed this was not the case, as there was no record of a Hillsborough Police Officer or a Hillsborough Police cruiser in the area, according to authorities.

Officers think this could be a police impersonator, and are asking area residents if they have video of the paved section of Bog Road from this morning or witnessed the alleged “traffic stop.”

There were no reports of any injuries.

Police are sharing the following tips to anyone who believes they’re being pulled over by an impersonator:

  • Put your 4-way flashers and drive the speed limit and call 911 from your cell phone. Tell the 911 dispatcher that you are concerned that someone is trying to pull you over in an unmarked car that may not be a police officer.

  • Ask the dispatcher to verify whether the car attempting to pull you over is indeed a law enforcement officer. If you do not have a cell phone, drive to a well-lit, busy area such as the parking lot of a busy store such as a grocery store.

  • Do not flee from the car attempting to pull you over.

  • Do not stop your vehicle or get out of your vehicle until a dispatcher can confirm you are being pulled over by a legitimate police officer.

  • If the dispatcher cannot confirm that you are being pulled over by a police officer, stay on the line with the dispatcher, and ask for police assistance. Drive carefully to a safe place, such as a local police department.

The investigation remains ongoing and officials have increased patrols in the Bog Road area.

Tips if you think you are being pulled over by a police impersonator: 1. Put your 4-way flashers and drive the speed...

Posted by Hillsboro NH Police Department on Wednesday, February 1, 2023

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