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Prevent Holiday Porch Piracy! Information from the Rome Police Department

December 5th, 2019 – 4:15 PM

Rome Police Department press release –

‘Tis the season for gift buying and package shipping! Which also means there are pirates out looking to plunder front porches for your packages. We put together some tips that may help prevent these thefts and keep you in good spirits during the holiday!

?‍☠️ Set up notifications to track packages.
?‍☠️ Network with neighbors to look out for one another! Work something out where you and your neighbors will hold each other’s deliveries until you or your neighbor arrives home.
?‍☠️ Install a security camera.
?‍☠️ Get packages delivered to your place of employment (if allowed).
?‍☠️ Require a signature on delivery.
?‍☠️ Look into getting “Smart Lock” or a package guard.

?Don’t forget to contact 911 if you observe any suspicious activity such as a vehicle following a mail truck or other suspicious activity in your neighborhood!

-You can alternatively call the Crime Line at 706-236-5000 with any crime tip information involving any Porch Piracy or Suspicious Behavior.