Reports of man impersonating Local Laws Officer

Published on 16 September 2020

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Horsham Rural City Council and police are investigating reports of a man impersonating a Local Laws Officer this week.  

A Horsham woman has used social media to describe an encounter with a man on Kalkee Road who claimed to have authority to take the woman’s dog because he was “from the Council”.   The bogus officer, wearing sunglasses and orange work wear, fled in a dark grey Holden Colorado when the woman threatened to contact police. 

Chief Executive Officer Sunil Bhalla said Local Laws Officers would never behave in such a manner. 

“Council’s Local Laws Officers will always be in uniform and carry identification which community members should request to see if they are concerned,” Mr Bhalla said. 

“If this occurs again then people should call the police immediately.” 

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