A Frankfort police captain discovered Wednesday that his badge and his handgun had been stolen.
The officer had left the captain's badge and Glock 27 in his locked, unmarked police car, which was parked at his home overnight.
There are no restrictions or guidelines about where officers should keep their badges or guns, as long as they are secure, Frankfort police Maj. Robert Warfel said.
"You'd think in a locked vehicle on your own property, it would be secure," Warfel said. "And it wasn't like they were lying out in plain view. They were in a gym bag; they were concealed."
Anyone who is approached by someone who claims to be a law enforcement officer should ask to see a departmental photo identification card, according to a news release by Frankfort police.
Police had not yet said Wednesday whether the police vehicle was damaged during the break-in. That information is part of the investigation, Warfel said.
No one had reported being approached by someone posing as an officer as of about 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, and police had no major leads in the case, Warfel said.
Police ask that anyone with information regarding the case call (502) 875-8523.