SPA Professors Callie Rennison and Mary Dodge were quoted about their research in the Huffington Post article “Men Are Impersonating Police to Sexually Exploit Women, And We’re Not Paying Enough Attention.”
The prevalence of men impersonating police is underreported, says Callie Marie Rennison, a professor at the University of Colorado Denver who published a 2012 study on the subject.
“Law enforcement agencies rarely collect the exact number of police impersonation cases reported and investigated,” Rennison and co-author Mary Dodge wrote in the study, in which they examined 56 incident files from three metropolitan cities over eight years. “Only some police departments take the issue seriously,” she added.
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