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Don't Let the Porch Pirates Get Your Packages!

Posted 12-01-21.

It's the time of year that package deliveries are that their peak-which also means thieves will be busy! The Sevierville Police Department offers the following tips to reduce the chances that your packages will be stolen from your porch.

 

•Monitor the front porch with a security cam or video doorbell.
•Give the delivery service special instructions. Some services let you indicate exactly where to leave your package if you’re not home, such as the back door or a small alcove.
•Keep tabs on your packages by signing-up for delivery alerts.
•Sign-up for package tracking so you will have an idea where your package is and when it may be delivered.
•Require a signature. This way, packages aren’t simply dropped off outside your house.
•Get help from your neighbor. Ask them to watch for the delivery and let you know when the packages arrive, or to retrieve your packages and keep them until you're home.
•Request to have packages delivered elsewhere. For example, some employers don't mind if employees have personal packages delivered at work.