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.
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.