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Did the U.S. Postal Service pave the way for surge in thefts by muzzling its own police?

July 4, 2022
Postal Police

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As of late June, there are no more postal police working the day shift in Philadelphia, marking an end to “50 years of having postal police operations 24 hours a day,” union chief says.

The officers Albergo leads are the uniformed police who work with the better-known, higher-paid postal inspectors, the detectives of postal crime.

Or they did: There are just 450 postal police officers left in the U.S. That’s down 130 in the past three years, just half as many as in 2008, and one-sixth the number who patrolled the mail system in the 1970s. (There were around 2,100 postal inspectors in the late 1990s; there are now around 1,300.)

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