Tips to avoid holiday package thefts

December 31, 2018

Holiday Package Thefts
Package thefts occur year round, but they become more common during the holiday season with the constant online ordering of gifts. Here are some tips to prevent package thefts and to keep your orders safe:
  • Use smart package lockers (such as Amazon locker) or convenience stores like the UPS store
  • Have packages delivered to your workplace or office
  • Install security cameras
  • Require signature on delivery
  • Require a vacation package hold if you are out of town
  • Sign up for tracking alerts so you can arrange to be home when the package is scheduled to be delivered
This holiday season, please remember to lock your vehicles and place your valuables in the trunk. It's a good idea to also keep all household doors locked, even when home. Of course, UPPD appreciates all those who continue to quickly report suspicious activity.