” No permits should be issued by police to allow people to be bothered in their own homes. I would jump a mile if my doorbell rang after 8 PM when I wasn’t expecting anyone. I would not respond, but then there’s the chance that your house is being cased to see if anyone is home, so supposedly you’re better off yelling “No thanks!” Why should the burden fall on a person in his or her own home? All such permit requests should be denied, including political movements and fundraising. I believe this will eventually happen and I hope it’s not because of some awful incident. Sorry, but it’s a new world and the sanctity of the privacy of one’s home must be respected. Fundraising efforts should be directed elsewhere. “
the staff of the Ridgewood blog
Glen Rock NJ, Glen Rock Police reply to multiple soliciting complaints :
“We have received numerous complaints this evening regarding a company that is soliciting door to door. The company in question has applied for and received solicitor permits from the police department. All solicitors are required to display their Glen Rock Police Department issued permits which include their photo, name, company name, dates valid and permit number. They should be able to provide it to you upon request.
Solicitors are allowed to operate on Monday through Saturday only between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m.
Of course, the Glen Rock Police Department will respond and check on any solicitors not showing their permits, who are causing a disturbance, acting suspiciously or appear to be unlicensed to solicit. However, solicitors who are properly licensed and adhering to the rules are allowed to go door to door. “