Thank you ROPD for showing up on 10/7 in response to a late night, 8:45 PM door knocker/solicitor . I am on a DO NOT KNOCK, or whatever this list is called. People aren't allowed to bother you at home if you put your name on this list, Via through the RO Police Dept. This guy BANGED on my front door, I greeted him with my 100 pound German Shepherd by my side as I always do when I answer an un expected knock. My house was dark, porch lights come on later, it did appeared empty... saving on electric use. 3 PD cars showed up, I assume he didn't check in with the PD, as they are supposed to or he would have known better than to stop here due to this list. I saw a neighbor let this , normal, very nice and polite looking man come right in her house. Remember the Boston Strangler? That's when the PD showed, other people had also called. The police were very professional, took their time, checked all his papers. HE was legit as far as I know but it is to late for door knocker. This is such an easy way for a criminal to check you out, OD get inside your home, ID is easy to fake. Our PD need us to help them as this city uses ridiculous ancient statistics to stand by their check book , denying more police for Royal Oak. The ROPD Building is also falling apart, its only fit for a few police officers, not an entire staff. I deplore the 2 -3 inch bullet proof glass there, pretty hard to explain your problem, there aren't even any wholes to talk through . Its embarrassing that the City again shows more interest to the bars coming in than the real heart of this City . The residents and those who help us remain safe as we can be, given the man/woman power they have to work with. Same for the Fire Dept. I fear what is going to happen to Royal Oak when the next City hot spot for drinking opens the welcome mat. This City will die. ALSO , Can someone PLEASE tell me if this Pete's coffee shop is coming or leaving before the doors are opened. I keep hearing stories they changed their minds and another Drinking establishment is going to be there? Please not another bar. Does anyone know?