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Postal police, who used to combat mail theft, have had limited power for years

May 19, 2023

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AUSTIN (KXAN) — The United States Postal Service has upped security measures as mail theft continues to spike across the country.

Such measures include fortifying blue collection boxes, new locks, more secure verification for address changes and new authority to intercept packages with counterfeit postage.

Frank Albergo, the head of the Postal Police Officers Association, thinks a better fix the rise in both mail theft and attacks against mail carriers – is restoring patrolling power to postal police officers.

“We used intelligence-led policing targeting specific zip codes where mail theft was most prevalent, and it was working,” he said.

According to a 2020 Postal Inspection Service memo, postal police were ordered to stop patrolling and focus their attention solely on protecting post office property.

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