The Columbia Borough Police Department would like to remind residents to take precautions when having items delivered.  

The following are a few tips to help deter "porch pirates".

          1.  Make sure the delivery location is well lit.

          2.  When placing orders, ask for the packages to be delivered to an alternate location (back porch, family member/neighbor who is home, etc...)

Also, Gorman Distributors, Inc. located at 1201 Manor Street, Columbia is a UPS Access Point.  This means that when ordering, if the item is being delivered by UPS, you may request the package be delivered to Gorman Distributors on Manor Street in Columbia.  If there is a phone number on the package Gorman's will call you to let you know that they have it.  Or, if the UPS driver attempts to deliver the package to your home and you do not answer the door, the driver will return the package to UPS that day and will automatically deliver the package to Gorman Distributors the next business day for you to pick up.  

Please note:  You must request one of the two above options when ordering for your package to be delivered to Gorman Distributors and you must bring proof of ID to pick up your package.

Gorman is open for pickup weekdays from 8am-5pm and from 9am-12pm on Saturdays.  You may also drop off packages for UPS pickup at Gorman Distributors.  The packages must be correctly packaged and addressed and must be there prior to 5pm.  

Have a safe and happy holiday!