USPS police question limited force amid postal crime wave

INDIANAPOLIS – The Postal Police Officer’s Association is asking why the United States Postal Service has limited law enforcement to postal property, given what the president described as a “postal crime wave.”

CBS4 obtained records showing hundreds of mail carriers have been attacked and robbed nationwide since 2020. An audit from the Inspector General also showed mail theft complaints increased 161% between March 2020 and February 2021.

“What are they doing?” asked Frank Albergo, president of the Postal Police Officer’s Association. “The Postal Service has a uniformed police force. They should use it, and they should be forced to explain why they aren’t using it!”


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“What are they doing?” asked Frank Albergo, president of the Postal Police Officer’s Association. “The Postal Service has a uniformed police force. They should use it, and they should be forced to explain why they aren’t using it!” Mr. Albergo, the US Postal Inspection Service is using the postal police as designed. Postal Police were created to be an additional security force to protect Postal Employees and Postal Property. The US Postal Inspection Service expanded their role by having them given full police powers for postal property. The postal police are not equipped to do the work of criminal investigators… Read more »

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