With Christmas just around the corner and being the busiest time for packages being delivered, beware of porch pirates. You know the criminals who are doing their shopping by stealing packages off of front porches and out of mailboxes. An increase in the number of packages this year has caused an increase in criminals exploiting this crime of opportunity. You can help protect your deliveries by installing cameras that will record activity around your home. DeFuniak Springs Police is here to help our businesses and residents. If you would like to request extra patrols of your property, please call 850-892-8513. Should you experience a package theft, please report it right away. We want to wish everyone a safe and happy holiday season. Merry Christmas!