OCEANPORT: Police are investigating an incident where a man may have impersonated an officer during a traffic stop.
The incident occurred on Sunday, Nov. 22 around 3 p.m. near the the intersection of Oceanport Avenue and Port-Au-Peck Avenue near Monmouth Park in the borough.
According to a post on the Oceanport Police Department's Facebook page, a vehicle that was stopped by an unmarked, non-uniformed police officer, described "as a white male, stocky build, operating a white Cadillac, with a female passenger."
The man reportedly would not show any credentials to the driver and after a brief encounter, the "alleged officer" left the area.
"At this time we are unable to confirm if the subject was a police officer," the Oceanport Police stated in the Facebook post. "Anyone with information that could identify the subject is asked to contact the Oceanport Police Department."
Police are advising residents that if they are stopped by a non-uniformed officer, and are unsure of the officer's identity, they may request to have a marked police car and uniformed officer respond.