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PUBLIC RELATIONS UNIT
March 30, 2023
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contact Information: PolicePRUnit@slcgov.com
SLCPD Reminds Community Members of Mail Theft Prevention Tips
SALT LAKE CITY —The Salt Lake City Police Department is reminding community members about mail theft prevention after a recent uptick in reported thefts throughout the city, including the Rose Park neighborhood.
This week, a community member sent the Salt Lake City Police Department video of a person, suspiciously, checking mailboxes overnight near the Rose Park Golf Course.
The SLCPD is reminding community members of the following theft prevention tips provided by the United States Postal Inspection Service:
● Promptly pickup mail
● Ask about any overdue mail
● Do not send cash
● Arrange for pickup if you cannot be available
● Consider using secure locations
● Use delivery or signature confirmation
Community members who have not already signed up for the USPS’ Informed Delivery™ should consider doing so.
This free service from USPS shows you images of incoming mail, plus status updates about your incoming and outbound packages.
All mail that is considered missing or stolen, should be reported to law enforcement or the nearest post office.
Historically, mail thieves have targeted important dates in the year when it’s more likely that cash or important documents will be sent through the mail, including holidays and tax season.
People living in apartments or townhomes with “cluster box” or parcel lockers should remove delivered mail as quickly as possible as some of those mailboxes can be easily tampered with.
Anyone who sees suspicious activity in the neighborhood, including people following USPS trucks or other courier trucks, should call 801-799-3000. If you see a theft in progress, please call 9-1-1.
Community members are asked to be good witnesses and obtain descriptions of the suspects; license plate information, if applicable; and last known direction of travel.