BusinessD.C. police expand Amazon Lockers program to combat package theft

D.C. police expand Amazon Lockers program to combat package theft

The D.C. Metropolitan Police Department has expanded its Amazon Lockers Program, adding two additional lockers at police stations in Northwest.

Residential package thefts have been an ongoing nuisance affecting neighborhoods citywide, with thefts occurring year-round. In 2022, MPD piloted the Amazon Lockers Program at the Sixth District’s main station and substation, making the District the first city in the country to install community Amazon lockers outside of police stations.

The program has expanded to the Second District, located at 3320 Idaho Avenue NW, and the Fourth District, located at 6001 Georgia Avenue NW. When residents order on Amazon, they have an option to have their items delivered to a locker in their area.

“We have to look at all crime, not just violent crime or property crime,” said Fifth District Commander Sylvan Alteri, who created the program while as an inspector in the Sixth District. “We have to look at anything that’s affecting the community and the people who live here.”

There is an Amazon locker located east of the Anacostia River at the Sixth District substation at 2701 Pennsylvania Avenue SE.

James Wright Jr. is the D.C. political reporter for the Washington Informer Newspaper. He has worked for the Washington AFRO-American Newspaper as a reporter, city editor and freelance writer and The Washington…
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Source: Washington Informer

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