The Sheriff’s Office has received several complaints regarding suspicious activity along US Hwy 62/82 between the Lubbock County line and Ropesville concerning an individual driving an unmarked vehicle trying to conduct traffic stops. At this time we are working to determine who has made these stop attempts and whether he is a sworn officer. Due to the concerns for public safety, we chose to release and seek new information.
If you have information about these incidents, or have had similar incidents occur, please notify the Sheriff’s Office.
Our agency uses clearly marked patrol vehicles when conducting traffic enforcement activities. Within the new SB30 “Community Safety Education Act” training courses, new drivers are being taught that if you have concerns about whether an unmarked vehicle is being driven by a law enforcement officer and is attempting to stop you, you should call 911 to verify. Turn on your hazard lights and do not speed up while speaking with 911. If it is an officer they will inform you it is safe to stop.
-Ray Scifres, Sheriff