bought on the internet) saying open the door, lay down on the floor displayingyour empty hands, secure any dogs or they will be shot, etc. What do you do?First look to see if there are any marked cars with uniformed officers present. If so probably real police, if no marked cars be careful. Lock yourself in an interiorroom with a secure door. Get on cell phone, call the police give your address rightoff and describe the situation fast. Ask them if this is a real raid or if these areimpersonators. Ask for uniformed cars to be dispatched if they are saying well itmight be another agency raiding you. They will send a car or two over to seewhat is going on. Usually one agency will tell the local police they are conductingraid even if just a few minutes before. Do not come out until the police arrive.Shout out to them wait until the uniformed police arrive, they have been called,they do not know about the raid. Real law enforcement would probably bring auniformed local police person for a door-kicking raid. This should unsettle themsignificantly if they are imposters and they might take off. Try to get the licenseplate and car description but do not expose yourself, peek out of a window. Theymay say we cannot wait, you may be destroying the drugs etc. Ignore them. Saythe police do not know of this raid and are coming.Real police will have notified the locals before they go kicking in doors. They mayinsist they are coming in. Now you are in a tough spot. Are they real or not. If you have a gun get ready to use it. If you have a dog keep the dog in the roomwith you. Try to stay on the cell phone with the police so they can recordeverything in case you need to shoot them if they break door down and rush you.Ask the dispatcher what the ETA (estimated time of arrival) is for the police beingdispatched. The dispatcher will ask the officer rolling to you who will give an ETAand the dispatcher will tell you. If it is long then talk to the recorder and say thatis too long they are going to kill me, I am scared. What am I going to do, theyare going to shoot me and my dog. Help me. Send a helicopter.You are playing for the jury now and want them to know you fear for your life incase you do shoot someone. They need to hear terror and fear in your voice. Thepolice response time where you live could be 15 minutes and they might knowthis and decide to rush you. They may know you have valuables, this could be akidnapping, murder, who knows. People impersonating police can be veryunsettling to a person who may have even been a police person or Special Forcessoldier themselves for many years. It causes hesitation and delay in responses.The consequences for killing a police officer are always bad.
Law Enforcement Comes to You and Presents a Search Warrant
– First of all are there uniformed officers with marked cars present? If not caution. Manyprivate investigators that work for the rich and famous, big law firms and largecorporations are ex-law enforcement people. They do impersonate police to getinformation for their clients. They will have unmarked cars, raid jackets,