The holiday season brings an increase in online shopping, and due to the ongoing pandemic, many people are opting to have presents shipped to their door this year instead of going to physical stores.
To decrease the likelihood of package thefts, the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office is launching “Operation Pinch- A-Grinch,” an opportunity for Hillsborough County residents to have their online orders shipped to our District III and District V Offices. This service is provided at no cost to community members.
HCSO will accept packages from November 9, 2020 through December 21, 2020.
No package deliveries will be accepted after December 21.
Operation Pinch A Grinch offers residents an opportunity to donation to charity if they wish. Amazon will donate 0.5% of each purchase to HCSO Charities if residents shop through smile.amazon.com
Residents are instructed to ship packages to either District III or District V using the following addressee format:
Packages will be received from UPS, FedEx, USPS, and Amazon during program dates. All packages will be stored in a secure location at the designated HCSO District Office.
The package pick-up and distribution runs during the operation dates of November 9 – December 21, 2020. No package deliveries will be accepted after December 21, 2020.
Package pick-up for residents is NOT available Thanksgiving or Black Friday.
Must bring valid photo ID
You must bring a valid photo ID and tracking information for your online order to pick up your packages.
You can pick up your packages at the District office you shipped it to.
HCSO is not responsible for packages that arrive damaged or after the expected delivery date. Packages that are severely damaged will not be accepted or signed for by deputies.
If you suspect you are a victim of package theft, you can file a police report online with the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office.
Your package was taken from where it was delivered.