The Medicine Hat Police Service is aware of concerns circulating on social media regarding a suspicious group of people reported in and around the Ross Glen area of Medicine Hat.
On June 5, 2021 an initial report was received by police and the investigation determined that the individuals in question were canvassing door-to-door for a home security company based in Calgary, AB. The company was contacted and confirmed to have 14 individuals in the area conducting this work. The MHPS is currently working with City of Medicine Hat Planning and Development Services to ensure that the company is compliant with proper business licensing requirements.
As a general reminder, when interacting with door-to-door salespeople, always ask to see identification if it is not readily visible. Never allow a door-to-door sales person into your home or office who does not have, or refuses to show you their identification. You are never under any obligation to allow a salesperson into your home.
Anyone with concerns about the conduct of door-to-door salespeople, can report those concerns to the MHPS at 403-529-8481 or by contacting the Service Alberta’s Consumer Contact Centre at 1-877-427-4088 (toll-free in Alberta) or visit their website at www.servicealberta.ca.
To alleviate community concerns, the MHPS will have extra patrols in this area and remind residents to report any suspicious behaviour by calling 9-1-1 in an emergency or 403-529-8481 for non-emergencies.
S/Sgt Ryan Thorburn
Medicine Hat Police Service