Pa. Police Department Issues New Sticker Labels
Simple sticker labels are sometimes enough of a deterrent to stop people from knocking. Door-to-door salespeople and others are often unwanted house guests and an inconvenience for residents. However, those who use stickers on their door may not have to say "We're not interested," every time a doorbell rings.
Police in Abington, Pennsylvania, recently issued a new set of stickers for residents to attach to doors or windows that stop solicitors from disturbing them. People who sign up for the township's do-not-knock list will receive the 3- by-3.75-inch sticker that features a blue depiction of a police badge warning and a prominent "No Solicitation" banner, a local Patch site reported.
"[With the stickers] we want to encourage people to take advantage of this no-solicitation list that we have," Roger Gillespie, Abington police officer, told the Patch.
Other Cities Have Introduced Window Stickers
Abington is not the only locality to issue window stickers to residents that effectively ban door-to-door solicitation.
Castle Rock, Colorado, also recently gave window stickers to those who registered in the city's no-knock list. The sticker warns canvassers against knocking, or else they risk police intervention.