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Posted on: November 29, 2018

Security tips provided by USPS for mail and package theft prevention

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Due to the increased amount of holiday deliveries, USPS employees will be working extended holiday hours - including delivering mail through the evening hours - and they may be utilizing non-USPS vehicles. With the increase in holiday-related package shipments, USPS employees, vehicles, and packages left at residences can become a tempting target for criminal activities.

Below are security tips provided by USPS for mail and package theft prevention which can be used for holiday package theft prevention/awareness campaigns:

1) Don't leave delivered mail and packages unattended. 
2) If you're going out of town, put your mail on "hold" at your local Post Office. 
3) Ship using "Hold for Pickup". customers can redirect incoming packages to their local Post Office. 
4) Customize the delivery. Customers can provide delivery instructions online and authorize the carrier to leave it in a specified location. 
5) Secure the shipment using USPS Special Services, such as Signature Confirmation or Registered Mail.

For further information, questions, or assistance, please contact the U.S. Postal Inspection Service at 877-876- 5322 (24/7) or 973-693-5450.

Remember the Morris Township Police Department has an Internet Safety Exchange Zone at our headquarters in the rear lot. There are surveillance cameras located on the area and it is marked by a green curb and a sign. This is to help keep you all safe. No need to make an appointment. We encourage you to make internet purchase exchanges in safe, well-populated areas.

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