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Alma, Colorado: Fake Cop

A mannequin officer of the law sits in a patrol car, sometimes the north end of town, slyly positioned to encourage drivers to slow down to the posted speed limit.

Main St., Alma, CO
On Hwy 9 about 13 miles south of Breckenridge. Fake cop location approximate.
Not always visible. Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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Fake Cop.

Fake Cop

The fake cop -- a mannequin sitting in an official Alma patrol car -- is there as of August 2022. The posted speed limit through town is 25 mph, with one empty cop car at the west end and the mannequin at the east end.

[John Johnson, 09/04/2022]

The fake cop has been on duty for over 20 years.

Alma Fake Cop

The Alma speed limit is actually 30 mph now, and the fake cop can only be spotted every once and a while - so don't speed through thinking it's a fake.

[Sarah, 06/13/2009]
Fake Cop?

What a surprise to read the entry about Alma. We, too, "sped" thru Alma and were intercepted by a very seriously agitated policeman -- who gave us a stern warning about speeding through Alma and gave us a "free souvenir" in the form of a pink warning that looks official but makes no formal mention of State of Colorado -- it's pretty generic, save for the handwritten phone number on top which leads to the "town of Alma" offices

[M Gannon, 07/19/2006]
Fake Cop

Similar to Twin Lakes, Colorado, Alma, CO has a fake cop to supplement its very small police force. He typically sits at the north end of town behind a gold mine era shed. Caution, the speed limit in town IS strictly enforced if you run into one of the "real" law enforcement officers and they love speeding tourists.

[Terri, 02/10/2002]

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