Residents of Reading: The Reading Police Department would like you to be careful when approached by vendors and door-to-door salespersons. Please check that they have the proper permit from the Office of the Chief of Police, not just a business license from City Hall. We have been made aware that there is are companies going door to door without a permit and being overly aggressive with residents. Be careful of the following:
 
  1. Don’t let them push you into letting them come into your home.
  2. Make sure they have clear, legible, official company identification.
  3. Make them produce the permit from the Police Department permit.
  4. Don’t be pressured into signing a contract until you have time to review it and check out the company.
  5. Don’t let them pressure you to allow them to “check” on a meter or batteries.
  6. Consider just  taking their information and tell them you will call them another time.
  7. Make them take  “NO” for an answer if you do not want the goods or service.
 
If you feel unsafe or any of the above is happening, do not hesitate to call the police department at 610-655-6111.