After getting hundreds of reports of missing packages, the Davenport Post Office said it had no choice but to take action. Davenport mail carriers are no longer allowed to leave packages on doorsteps. They must now be left in your mail box instead. And if they are too big to fit in the mail box, the carrier must take it back to the post office and notify you that he or she did so.
The post office said the policy is not a new one, but the enforcement of it is. Davenport Postmaster Anthony Harris said the Postal Operations Manual states packages should not be left at the time of delivery if they are not secure. However, it is up to the post office to enforce the policy.