Arvada Woman Approached by Bogus Truancy Officer

The Arvada Police Department is investigating an incident where a man allegedly impersonated a member of Jeffco Public Schools and contacted an adult female in the area of West. 64th Avenue and Simms Street on August 12, 2010. 

A 24-year-old Arvada woman was approached by a man driving a white SUV as she left a local business in the city.

The man indicated he was a Jeffco Public Schools Safety and Security Truancy Officer. He asked to see the woman’s identification and later asked her what she was doing out of school.  

After returning the woman’s ID, the man drove from the area. 

He is described as a white male between the ages of 60 and 65 with ‘salt and pepper’ hair.  

There was also a magnetic sign on the door of the vehicle indicating “Jeffco School Safety.” 

In coordinating with officials at Jeffco Public Schools they do not utilize truancy officers. They further state all vehicles used by the school security group are grey Chevy Trailblazers with full light bars, painted signage and government license plates. 

The Arvada Police Department is investigating the incident as impersonating a public servant, which would be a misdemeanor charge if filed. It is unclear what the man’s intentions were. 

Police recommend calling your local law enforcement agency if a similar situation arises to have an officer sent to the area for follow-up.  

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