Holiday Shopping Tips from the Malvern Borough Police Department

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As the Holiday season is approaching, Chief Louis M. Marcelli and the Malvern Police Department would like to provide tips for how to prevent theft of delivered packages and shopping safety.

According to the National Neighborhood Watch, nearly one in four adults in the United States has reported having a package stolen at least once and this time of year is when most package thefts occur.

Malvern Police wish to share the following tips from the National Neighborhood Watch to help prevent package theft:

  • Consider getting a P.O. Box at your local post office or have packages delivered to your Office
  • Set up notifications to track your packages
  • Install a security camera in the area(s) outside your home where packages may be delivered
  • Required a signature upon delivery to ensure the packages are never left unattended  
  • Reschedule delivery or ask for a package hold when on vacation
  • Research potential home security technology and locking device options to protect and monitor packages
  • Ask your neighbor to grab your packages for safekeeping until you return home
  • If you find your package has been stolen, immediately report it to your local Police