For the third consecutive year the Rockport Police Department (RPD) is offering a program for the holiday season with the goal of reducing potential criminal activities and providing peace of mind for residents.

Known as “Operation Safe Delivery,” the program offers residents the opportunity to have their holiday packages delivered to a safe location – the RPD.

Running through Christmas Eve, Operation Safe Delivery provides the opportunity to have packages from major delivery carriers (excluding the U.S. Postal Service) sent to the RPD offices (714 E. Concho). Individuals can claim their packages between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, and on weekends from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Packages may not exceed 35 pounds, and must not require refrigeration. Additionally, individuals picking up the package must show an order/shipment proof of receipt and a valid, government issued, photo ID.

“While front porch package theft hasn’t been an issue in Rockport, its unprecedented growth nationally is visible through news stories and social media,” said RPD Chief Greg Stevens. “It’s our goal to minimize the possibility of this occurring in Rockport and to make the holidays less stressful for our residents.”

Questions about the program can be directed to Commander Larry Sinclair or Chief Stevens at (361) 790-1101.

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