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NORTON INTRODUCES BILL TO REQUIRE SECURITY CAMERAS AT ALL USPS FACILITIES

May 9, 2023
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) introduced a bill today to require the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) to install security cameras at all USPS facilities to protect USPS employees, customers and property.

 

“Last year, I asked USPS to expand the use of security cameras at postal facilities in the District of Columbia and across the country after learning that a D.C. resident had recently been robbed in the parking lot of a post office in D.C.,” Norton said in the bill’s introductory statement. “The parking lot was not monitored by a security camera. USPS responded that it was not financially feasible to install and maintain security cameras at every postal facility. This bill authorizes appropriations for security cameras at postal facilities.”

 

Norton’s full introductory statement follows.

 

Statement of Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton

on the Introduction of the Postal Facilities Security Camera Act

May 9, 2023

 

I rise today to introduce the Postal Facilities Security Camera Act, which would require that, subject to appropriations, the United States Postal Service (USPS) install security cameras at each postal facility to protect USPS employees, customers and property.

 

Last year, I asked USPS to expand the use of security cameras at postal facilities in the District of Columbia and across the country after learning that a D.C. resident had recently been robbed in the parking lot of a post office in D.C.  The parking lot was not monitored by a security camera.  USPS responded that it was not financially feasible to install and maintain security cameras at every postal facility.  This bill authorizes appropriations for security cameras at postal facilities.

 

USPS should have security cameras monitoring postal facilities–both inside and outside—to protect employees, customers and property.  Security cameras can deter crime and assist in arrests and prosecutions.

 

I urge my colleagues to support this legislation.

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