Davis police report that two men initially thought to have been impersonating city workers are legitimate city employees.
Police said they received a report Tuesday of two men who spoke with a resident in the 2100 block of Alameda Avenue. The men were wearing orange safety vests with “City of Davis” printed on them. The men reportedly said they were at the residence to repair the sprinkler timers and one of the men asked about dogs on the premises.
Police said Davis city staff members initially could not verify that the men were city employees. Further investigation determined that the men were legitimate workers but had responded to the wrong address.
Police remind residents that Davis city employees carry identification cards and should present them upon request. If someone claiming to be a city employee is unable to produce an identification card, residents are advised to call the associated department to verify the work to be performed at the residence. They also can call the Police Department to verify a city employee’s identity.