VAN ALSTYNE, Tex. (KXII) -- Van Alstyne Police are taking precautions to help prevent package theft.
Residents inside the city limits may have their packages shipped to the Police Department at 242 N. Preston Ave., Van Alstyne, TX, 75495.
Dispatch will sign for the packages 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.
If you have packages sent to the police department, you will need to bring current identification in order to pick them up.
"It will reduce theft and keep the criminal element off the street," Police Chief Tim Barnes said. It will also keep packages off people's porches.
Police said they are offering this service until the end of the year.