The Great Falls Police Department posted a message to its Facebook page on Thursday to address concerns some people have expressed about door-to-door salespeople.
The GFPD said that: "We can confirm that Dish One has a permit for 14 specific people to conduct door to door sales within the city limits thru the end of the year."
Dish One Satellite is based in Provo, Utah.
On Thursday afternoon, the GFPD also said that "Clear Sat- DVA Direct TV” has a business license to sell door-to-door in Great Falls from July 20th through July 27th. They are from Spirit Lake, Idaho.
Here is the full text of the GFPD post on Thursday morning:
We recently recieved a private message from a citizen concerned about two men, casually dressed in non-business attire, roaming the neighborhood asking if they still have their Direct TV. Since this citizen has never had Direct TV, they became suspicious that it may be a scam.
We asked the citizen to call our non-emergency line (727-7688 X5) to speak to an officer. A couple hours later we recieved this message with the video attached.
"Awesome service we have in town! This police officer listened to every word I had to say and my concerns, what a great man! Thank you Great Falls Police Department for putting me a little more at ease! He does a funny little dance in the video too."
This is officer Marshall, if you ever get the chance to meet him you will immediately know he (like so many other GFPD officers) truly loves his job and the community he is tasked with protecting. We are so glad he was able to put this citizen at ease and make them feel heard. Way to go 313!
The GFPD noted that they are not seeking to speak with these vendors, but if you are made to feel uncomfortable when visited by them, you should call the GFPD non-emergency number at 406-727-7688 (extension #5).