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Crime Prevention


The City of Clayton Police Department offers the following crime prevention programs:

Scam Artists

The Clayton Police Department would like to remind all community members to be alert for scam artists, including individuals who solicit sales at your home or business.

  • Door-to-door solicitors must be licensed in Clayton and solicitation permits are issued by the Police Department. The permit shows the solicitor’s name, company, and is signed by the Chief of Police.
  • Solicitors are allowed to solicit between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m., per Section 9.11.120 of the Clayton Municipal Code.
  • Solicitors are prohibited from visiting homes and businesses that have a “No Soliciting” sign posted.
  • Any person making door-to-door sales must display their Solicitation Permit. Ask to see the permit if it is not visible or if you have doubts.

Please call the Clayton Police Department at 673-7350 to report suspicious persons, including those who solicit without a Solicitation Permit.