MCPD accepting holiday packages to crack down on theft

(ABC 6 News) – The Mason City Police Department wants to partner with our community to prevent crime this holiday season.

Now through December 23, 2021, you can have your holiday packages shipped to MCPD instead of your front steps.

We want to avoid thefts by porch pirates and taking theft reports from those of you who may not be able to be at home when your package arrives.

Packages can be shipped to Mason City Police Department, 78 South Georgia Ave, Mason City, Iowa 50401.

MCPD staff will be available to retrieve packages Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Package pick-up will also be available on Thursdays until 7 p.m. On Saturdays, December 4, 11, and 18, packages can be picked up from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. All packages must be picked up by December 23 or they will be returned to sender.

MCPD is offering this no-cost service to make holiday ordering and giving a little more worry-free! Packages must weigh less than 50 pounds and a government-issued ID will be required to
verify your identity for package pick-up. Kids – we are not taking calls to see if mom or dad
ordered that “special” package with a specific return address!

Questions? Please contact Crime Victim Specialist Courtney Moretz at 641-494-3591 or email her at for more information or to coordinate expected delivery at the police department. MCPD is working with FedEx, UPS, and the United States Postal Service to coordinate delivery times for packages.

Help us help you have a jolly holiday season while keeping the Grinch from getting your gifts!