A Queensland man has been charged for allegedly pretending to be a police officer and detaining people, including two teenage boys, over several years.
Detectives were made aware on October 10 of a video appearing to show a man allegedly identifying himself as a dog squad member, before detaining two 15-year-old males.
Officers who searched the 36-year-old man's home in Jones Hill, southern Queensland, found tactical clothing, weapons, holsters, military-style clothes and police patches from multiple organisations.
A number of endangered animals were also found at the property, police say.
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The man is accused of identifying himself multiple other times as a police officer and detaining people in interactions that allegedly took place from 2017 in both Brisbane and Gympie.
He has been charged with two counts of impersonating a police officer and one count of falsely representing to be a returned soldier.
He has also been charged with 15 counts of deprivation of liberty, four counts of common assault, two counts of possessing restricted items and one count each of threatening violence and unlawfully possessing a weapon.
The man was denied bail by police and is expected to appear in the Gympie Magistrates Court today.
Queensland Parks and Wildlife and the Department of Fisheries have launched an investigation into circumstances surrounding the endangered animals.