NORTON URGES POSTAL SERVICE TO EXPAND USE OF SECURITY CAMERAS AT POSTAL FACILITIES IN D.C. AND ACROSS THE COUNTRY

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) sent a letter urging |the United States Postal Service (USPS) to expand the use of security cameras at postal facilities in the District of Columbia and across the country. Norton sent the letter after learning a D.C. resident was recently robbed in the parking lot of the 12th Street NE post office in D.C., a facility whose parking lot is not monitored by security cameras.
“USPS should have security cameras monitoring its facilities—both inside and outside—to protect employees, customers and property,” Norton wrote. “Security cameras can deter crime and assist in the arrest and prosecution of perpetrators.”

 

Norton has taken several steps this Congress to address mail-related crime, including introducing a bill that would clarify the authority of Postal Police Officers to protect mail, postal property, and postal employees, and meeting with the USPS Chief Postal Inspector.

 

The letter follows.

December 13, 2022

 

Louis DeJoy

Postmaster General and CEO

United States Postal Service

475 L’Enfant Plaza SW

Washington, DC 20260

 

Dear Postmaster General DeJoy:

 

I write to urge the United States Postal Service (USPS) to expand the use of security cameras at postal facilities in the District of Columbia and across the country.  USPS should have security cameras monitoring its facilities—both inside and outside—to protect employees, customers and property.  Security cameras can deter crime and assist in the arrest and prosecution of perpetrators.  I understand that a D.C. resident was recently robbed in the parking lot of the post office at 3401 12th Street NE in D.C., and that there are no security cameras monitoring that parking lot.

 

I ask for a written response addressing the concerns about this D.C. post office and postal facilities nationally by December 27, 2022.


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