Originally Posted by MLeake
I have heard from some LEO friends that "Wait while I call 911 and verify you" is not considered an inappropriate response.
I don't think answering a door with a displayed weapon is a good idea in the vast majority of instances.
Actually if there is any question about "is that a real
police officer/deputy at the door, its suggested by a ton of departments to call 911, and also reply to the request to answer the door, "I am calling 911 to verify that you are actually the police"
The only issue I do see is that if it is a state or fed agency, they may not have notified the local dispatchers who answer 911 that they are in the area or at that address, hence it may take a while to actually verify.