PSNI helps residents show doorstep crime the door

Posted by
Friday, February 13th, 2015
The Police Service of Northern Ireland and Trading Standards have re-launched their ‘No Cold Calling’ campaign to help residents across the province show the door to criminals.

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

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. The sticker also has a contact number to report any callers who ignore the warning to police and Trading Standards. Sergeant Wendy Walker, E District Community Safety, said, “We hope that the stickers and leaflets provide an extra layer of protection that will empower residents and discourage those unofficial traders who may overcharge an unsuspecting householder for poor quality work or work that is never completed at all. “Rogue trading and its links to burglary can have a significant impact on the vulnerable and elderly within our communities. No cold calling zones can dissuade and deter those intent on criminality and enable individuals to say no and report any concerns.” If you are interested in making your home a no cold calling zone or would like more information, please contact your local crime prevention officer on 101.
Both comments and pings are currently closed.

Comments are closed


This website does not share personal information with third parties nor do we store any information about your visit other than to analyze and optimize your content and reading experience through the use of cookies. You can turn off the use of cookies at anytime by changing your specific browser settings.

We are not responsible for republished content from this blog on other blogs or websites without our permission. This privacy policy is subject to change without notice and was last updated on 16/01/2017. If you have any questions feel free to contact Newry Times by emailing

Log in