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Deter soliciting at private residences
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Boca Raton, FL The Boca Raton Police Department's Crime Prevention Unit's recently introduced campaign, which addresses the concerns of solicitation at private residences, was overwhelmingly successful. According to Sergeant Debbie Landoskey, The community response was so overwhelming we decided to host another series of community education meetings addressing the laws and ordinances relating to soliciting.

The laws governing soliciting are complicated. However, there is a City Ordinance (Section 8-159) that helps residents avoid unwanted soliciting. The Ordinance states that it is unlawful for any person to solicit at a home where a sign is displayed near the entrance that reads No soliciting or No peddling or words to that effect. The meetings are open to all residents of the City of Boca Raton and will cover information relating to soliciting statutes and ordinances. The signs will be limited to one person per household.

The meetings will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 10, 2011 at the James Rutherford Center of Patch Reef Park, 2000 West Yamato Road; and at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 22, 2011 in the Royal Palm Room of the Boca Raton Community Center, 100 Crawford Blvd. Please be on time so you do not miss any of the City Ordinance tutorial.