Text Size


Prevent package theft over the holidays

November 22, 2017 12:19 PM
Brooklyn Park police badge and shield
Be careful over the holidays
© City of Brooklyn Park

Beware of package theft over the holidays. Here are a few tips to help you avoid becoming a victim of package theft.

  • Do not leave anything in your car while shopping. Keep your receipts separate from your shopping bags.
  • If you are purchasing items online consider signing up for delivery alerts so you can track your package. If you aren't home during delivery, ask a neighbor if they can get the package and hold on to it for you until you are home.
  • If possible, require a signature for your deliveries. If there's no one home to sign for it, the deliverer won't leave it at your home.
  • Be neighborly. If you see a package sitting on a neighbor's doorstep, reach out (call or text them) and ask if they would like you to hold it until they are home.
  • Keep your car and house doors locked at all times.

Always call 911 to report suspicious activity immediately to police.

More safety tips

See all of our safety tips



close (X)