For the second year in a row, Operation Pinch-A-Grinch will give Hillsborough County residents the option to have online purchases shipped to our District III and District V offices, so that they are not left unattended at their homes. During the 2020 campaign, more than $10,000 in purchases were sent to HCSO and avoided the threat of a "porch pirate" stealing those gifts during the busy holiday shopping season.
Deputies at the two district offices will accept packages from Amazon, FedEx, UPS, and USPS. All purchases will be stored in a secure location at the district office. This service is provided at no cost to the community.
HCSO will accept packages from November 8, 2021, through December 21, 2021. No deliveries will be accepted after December 21.
Residents are instructed to ship packages to either District III or District V using the following addressee format:
Package pick-up and distribution is November 8 - December 21, 2021. No package deliveries will be accepted after December 21.
There will be no package pick-up on Thanksgiving Day or Black Friday (November 25-26).
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.