From:               Hannibal Police Department

Date:                October 24, 2012

Phone:             573-221-0987     

Fax:                  573-221-3966

Contact:            Lt. John Zerbonia      


The Hannibal Police Department would like to inform the community of possible illegitimate door to door sales in the Hannibal area. Throughout the year and especially closer to the holiday season, the city of Hannibal is subject to salesmen going door to door. Most are legitimate, but some are less than credible. Before dealing with any of these salesmen, be sure to check with the Clerk’s Office, to insure they have a valid Itinerant license, which is approved by the Chief of Police and City Hall. Unfortunately, an Itinerant license is still not a seal of approval. The Police Department can only conduct a basic criminal check for active warrants and previous cases in our system. As always, when dealing with any solicitors, either door to door or over the telephone, do not allow any one in your house or give out any personal information.