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Package Delivery Safety Tips

The Hartford Police Department would like to remind citizens to take extra care this time of year when having mail and packages delivered to their residence. There are steps you can take to be proactive in keeping your package safe from theft.

  • 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". This requires a signature when the packages are delivered and ensures they will not be left at the front door
  • 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. An enclosed porch where packages are out of sight is also a good option
  • Have your packages delivered to your workplace
  • Have your packages delivered to the home of a relative or neighbor who will be there to accept them
  • Ask to have your packages delivered to a retail store so you can pick them up at your convenience
  • Ask a trustworthy neighbor to keep a "Watchful Eye" out for you packages. If they're willing, ask them to safeguard your packages until you return home
  • Leave a note for the carrier instructing them where to leave your packages (Ex: backdoor)
  • Contact your local post office and ask to have a mail hold order put on your mail
  • If your packages do not arrive as scheduled contact the sender immediately
  • If you have security cameras, be sure that they are working correctly
  • Make sure your property is well lit, good lighting detours theft
  • What Should You Do If You See Packages Being Stolen In Your Neighborhood?
    • Call 911 immediately! Tell the call taker you are reporting a "Crime In Progress"
    • Supply 911 and the Hartford Police Department with an accurate description of the suspect(s) and any vehicles that may be used

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DUI Checkpoint 12/7

TRAFFIC ADVISORY

From the Hartford Police Department Traffic Division
Tuesday, December 5, 2017

HARTFORD POLICE TO CONDUCT DUI ENFORCEMENT CHECKPOINT

(Hartford, CT.) – The Hartford Police Department Traffic Division will conduct a DUI Enforcement Checkpoint on Thursday, December 7, 2017, from 5:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m., in the area of 90 Brainard Road.

This checkpoint is part of the Hartford Police Department’s ongoing expanded DUI enforcement program supervised by the HPD’s Traffic Division and funded through a grant from the State of Connecticut Department of Transportation DUI Enforcement Program.

DUI Checkpoint 11/30

TRAFFIC ADVISORY

From the Hartford Police Department Traffic Division
Tuesday, November 28, 2017

HARTFORD POLICE TO CONDUCT DUI ENFORCEMENT CHECKPOINT

(Hartford, CT.) – The Hartford Police Department Traffic Division will conduct a DUI Enforcement Checkpoint on Thursday, November 30, 2017, from 5:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m., in the area of 1800 Main Street.

This checkpoint is part of the Hartford Police Department’s ongoing expanded DUI enforcement program supervised by the HPD’s Traffic Division and funded through a grant from the State of Connecticut Department of Transportation DUI Enforcement Program.

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Hartford Police Department
Public Safety Complex
253 High Street
Hartford CT, 06103
860-757-4000

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