PSNI urge residents to show criminals the door with campaign

Pictured at the launch of the No Cold Calling Campaign are: (L-R) Sergeant Billy Stewart, Neighbourhood Policing, Beverley Burns, Trading Standards Service, Sergeant Wendy Walker, Community Safety and Sergeant Paul Ferguson, Neighbourhood Policing.
Pictured at the launch of the No Cold Calling Campaign are: (L-R) Sergeant Billy Stewart, Neighbourhood Policing, Beverley Burns, Trading Standards Service, Sergeant Wendy Walker, Community Safety and Sergeant Paul Ferguson, Neighbourhood Policing.
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The PSNI and Trading Standards have re-launched their ‘No Cold Calling’ campaign to help residents in the Portadown area show the door to criminals.

Superintendent Simon Walls, PSNI Service Lead for Burglary, said, “We recognise that not all cold callers are rogue traders or criminals however we want every householder, particularly the more vulnerable, to have the confidence to refuse services they do not require or want.”

The No Cold Calling campaign aims to empower householders to feel safe in their own home through the display of No Cold Calling stickers which clearly instruct cold callers not to call at that property.

Packs with No Cold Calling stickers and leaflets, developed in association with Trading Standards, will be distributed to homes.

The new No Cold Calling window stickers can be placed on doors and windows to make cold callers aware that they are not welcome at that address.

Sergeant Wendy Walker, E District Community Safety, said she hoped the stickers would provide an “extra layer of protection” for residents.