Mansfield Police Department

Beware of Door-to-Door Solicitors

We are cautioning residents to beware of door-to-door solicitors within the Township. This type of activity is allowed provided the solicitor(s) comply with the process outlined in the Township Code. However, a person who was soliciting homes in Columbus last week was asked to exhibit the Township issued permit by a Township Official. The subject quickly flashed what appeared to be an actual permit, but when asked to turn over the document for further examination, the subject fled the area.

Due to that incident, residents are urged to contact police when a solicitor comes to your door so that an officer can respond and verify that the subject is properly licensed to conduct business within the Township. Since we have information that there is an unauthorized person(s) soliciting, our goal is to reduce the likelihood of any residents becoming victims of fraud.

Please call Police Dispatch immediately at 609-723-8300 if a solicitor comes to your residence/business.