Dec 10, 2022

Abilene PD: Tips to keep your delivered packages safe

Posted Dec 10, 2022 6:23 PM

ABILENE - The Abilene Police Department offers tips for thwarting porch pirates. From the Abilene Police Dept. Facebook page:

Crime prevention tip:

Did you know package theft peaks during the holiday season? Here are some tips to protect yourself.

•provide specific delivery instructions requesting packages be left in a less public view upon delivery (back door, side of house, etc.)

•select a “signature required” delivery, requiring a person be present to receive packages upon delivery.

•have packages delivered to your office or a P.O. box.

•sign up for delivery alerts, for fastest possible retrieval of your package.

•ask a trusted neighbor to retrieve your package or stay observant for you until you can retrieve it yourself.

Stay safe this holiday season!