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

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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Frank Albergo, Police Union President, is on a PR Blitz to make Postal Police look like crime fighters who are being held back and this is the cause of the increase in violent postal crimes in the USA. The postal police are effectively security guards with police powers granted to them on postal property. Frank and his Postal Police are desperately trying to gain 20 year law enforcement retirement via a congressional bill.  Currently the postal police do not meet the definition set for 20 year law enforcement retirement since they do more security functions than actual law enforcement work.… Read more »

Have Frank release the stats of arrests/convictions (types of crimes handled) of his postal police over the past 20 years before they were “muzzled” by the USPS to see how much actual crime and law enforcement they did. I bet you’d be surprised by the actual numbers, well Frank, release the numbers to back up your claims. Crickets chirping…