LEETONIA, Ohio (WYTV) – The Leetonia Police Department announced Friday it will accept personal packages for residents who will not be home for delivery.
People in Leetonia can now choose to have their online orders shipped to the police department. Officers said this keeps packages safe, which saves them time and money.
Chief Allen Haueter said the service is being offered free of charge to prevent theft.
He said all packages are stored in a room with video surveillance.
So far, people are liking it.
“We accept it, we sign it in. They pick it up and sign it back out so we know the right person got the package,” Haueter said.
Anyone wanting to take advantage of the service must call the police department at 330-427-6731 and provide information about the item, when it will arrive and contact information.
The package must be picked up the same day it is delivered.
Anyone who gets medical prescriptions delivered can also use the service. In addition, an officer will deliver the medication to elderly and handicap residents during a regular work shift if they have time.