Sacto 9-1-1
October 6, 2011
Two men reported to be imposters at CSUS were actually police

Sacramento State police said a report in which two men claimed to be officers in a conversation with a female student actually were members of law enforcement.

The student reported that at 1 p.m. Monday she was approached in the River Front Center near the Guy West Bridge by two men who claimed to be campus security officers. They told her they were conducting an investigation and asked her to accompany them to a nearby parking lot to assist in their investigation, according to a campus Police Department news release.

The student refused and contacted campus police.

"The Sacramento State Police Department does not employ plainclothes security officers, nor does the department routinely use plainclothes officers to conduct investigations," according to a press release earlier this week.

As it turns out, according to Sacramento State police, the men were not imposters. They were from The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department conducting an official law enforcement operation.

Sacramento State encourages students, faculty, staff and visitors to request to see an official badge or identification if stopped by a plainsclothes officer. In addition, citizens stopped by someone in civilian clothes purporting to be an officer can call the Sacramento State Police department at (916) 278-6851 to confirm the officer's identity.

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