USPS postal police say they have been confined to postal property instead of helping stop crimes

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — A group that feels they could make a dent in the mail theft problem said they are not being allowed to.

Frank Albergo, president of the Postal Police Officer’s Association, said officers have been sidelined by USPS since August 2020.

“Essentially, the postal service defunded the postal police force,” Albergo said.

He said he has not gotten a straight answer why but said it came not long after the union secured a raise for the officers.

“Now we are confined to postal property,” Albergo said. “It makes absolutely no sense.”

He said for years officers were out on the streets. Albergo said they acted like street cops would in other law enforcement agencies. Postal inspectors acted as the detectives.

Now, Albergo said they are doing foot patrols at the post offices, which he said is important, but is not where the majority of the crime is happening.


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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. Frank keeps… Read more »

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