Program Overview

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.

Program Dates

HCSO will accept packages from November 8, 2021, through December 21, 2021. No deliveries will be accepted after December 21.

Donation Opportunity

Operation Pinch-A-Grinch offers residents an opportunity to donate to HCSO Charities if they wish to do so. Amazon will donate 0.5% of each purchase if account holders shop through smile.amazon.com and select "HCSO Charities" on the drop-down button.

Shipping Information

Shipping Requirements

  • Package recipients must be Hillsborough County residents.
  • No packages more than 50 pounds.

Shipping Address

Residents are instructed to ship packages to either District III or District V using the following addressee format:

District III

  • [Recipient Name]
    c/o Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office
    7202 Gunn Highway
    Tampa, FL 33625

District V

  • [Recipient Name]
    c/o Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office
    10128 Windhorst Road
    Tampa, FL 33619

Pick-Up Information

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).

Pick-Up Hours

 
  • Monday - Friday 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Saturday 11:30 AM - 7:30 PM
  • Sunday 11:30 PM - 7:30 PM
 

Must bring valid photo ID

Pick-Up Requirements

You must bring a valid photo ID and tracking information for your online order to pick up your packages.

  1. Order receipt or proof of package shipment
  2. Government-issued identification card, showing the name of the package recipient
  3. For addressees who are children, parent must provide proof of guardianship or child identification

Pick-Up Locations

You can pick up your packages at the District office you shipped it to.

District III

7202 Gunn Highway
Tampa, FL 33625

813-247-0330

Disclaimer

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.

District V

10128 Windhorst Road
Tampa, FL 33619

813-318-5400

Protecting Your Packages Tips

  • Have your packages delivered to a safe location
  • Request a delivery time when you will be home
  • Use tracking numbers to follow your packages
  • Don't leave delivered packages unattended
  • Leave delivery instructions requesting packages be hidden
  • Monitor front door with a camera

If you suspect you are a victim of package theft, you can file a police report online with the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office.

Package Theft

Your package was taken from where it was delivered.