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Department of Police Office of Chief of Police

Michael Yaniero Chief of Police

For Immediate Release Contact: Captain Patricia Driggers 910-581-9909 Media Line

Community Awareness Message Door to Door Solicitors June 15, 2011

In response to recent questions and concerns regarding door to door solictations, the Jacksonville Police Department has developed this Community Awarness Message to keep our community informed of current public safety issues. In accordance with Jacksonville City Code, Section 17-24, anyone engaging in door to door solicitation within the city limits must be in compliance with the ordinance, including the requirement to obtain a permit from the City of Jacksonville. The City Code also requires the solicitor to display their permit upon the request of any person. If the solictor is unable to provide a permit, they are not in compliance with the City Ordinance. For detailed information regarding this topic, please refer to the City Code, Chapter 17, which is available on the City of Jacksonville website: We encourage our citizens to report any suspcious activity immediately to the police department by calling 911 stated Police Chief Mike Yaniero.