Mason City Police accepting holiday packages to prevent theft

(ABC 6 News) – The Mason City Police Department (MCPD) is once again partnering with the community this holiday season in an effort to prevent theft.

Residents can have their holiday packages delivered to MCPD through December 22. MCPD says they want to avoid thefts by porch pirates especially from people who may not be home when a package is delivered.

MCPD says this is a no-cost service, and staff will be available to retrieve packages Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Package pick-up will available on Wednesdays in December until 7:00 p.m., and on Saturday’s December 3, 10 and 17 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. All packages must be picked up by December 23 or they will be returned to sender.

MCPD says packages must weigh less than 50 pounds and a government-issued ID will be required to verify identity upon pick-up.

Packages can be shipped to:
<Your Name>
Mason City Police Department
78 South Georgia Ave.
Mason City, IA 50401.

For more information about this service, call the MCPD at 641-494-3591.

MCPD says they are working with FedEx, UPS, and the United States Postal Service to coordinate delivery times for packages.