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November 9 - December 21, 2020

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.

Program Dates

HCSO will accept packages from November 9, 2020 through December 21, 2020.
No package deliveries will be accepted after December 21.

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Donation Opportunity

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

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

Collection & Storage

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.

Pick-Up Information

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.

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



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


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.