Bal­ti­more County po­lice of­fers pack­age theft preven­tion tips

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• Ask for a track­ing num­ber. Most ma­jor ship­ping com­pa­nies of­fer this ser­vice at no charge. This num­ber al­lows you to track your pack­ages and no­ti­fies you when they will be de­liv­ered.

• Re­quest a “Sig­na­ture De­liv­ery Op­tion”. Re­quest a spe­cific drop off time and date when you will be home to ac­cept your pack­ages.

• Ar­range to have your pack­ages held at the ship­ping ser­vice so you can pick them up.

• Ask the de­liv­ery ser­vice to leave your pack­ages at a side or back door. Have your pack­ages de­liv­ered to your work­place or home of a rel­a­tive or neigh­bor who will be there to ac­cept them. • Ask to have your pack­ages de­liv­ered to a par­tic­i­pat­ing re­tail store so you can pick them up at your con­ve­nience. • Leave a note for the car­rier in­struct­ing them where to leave your pack­ages (Ex: back­door).

• If your pack­ages do not ar­rive as sched­uled con­tact the sender im­me­di­ately.

• If you are go­ing away, put de­liv­er­ies on

hold un­til you re­turn from your trip.

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