U.S. Postal Inspection Service’s San Francisco Division

Background The U.S. Postal Inspection Service is responsible for ensuring the safety and security of postal employees, postal facilities, and the mail. Postal inspectors are federal law enforcement agents authorized to carry out this mission. They use various tools and resources to conduct their work. For example, postal inspectors are assigned accountable property, including vehicles,…

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Postal Inspectors play crucial role after disasters

November 25, 2022 After a disaster, letter carriers and retail associates are welcome faces for weary customers, a hopeful sign that things are returning to normal. But behind the scenes are other employees working tirelessly to help USPS — and the communities it serves — recover. Postal inspectors from the Postal Inspection Service are among…

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USPS: Postal Inspection Service is now hiring Postal Police Officers

August 15, 2022 Are you interested in becoming a Postal Police officer? Postal Police officers protect USPS facilities along with the employees and customers, Postal Service property, assets, and the U.S. Mail on that property. The Postal Inspection Service is looking to hire in select locations around the country. Positions are available in Baltimore; Boston;…

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USPS OIG Report: Postal Inspection Service’s Prosegur Contract for Security Guards

Background The U.S. Postal Inspection Service is responsible for ensuring the safety and security of postal employees, postal facilities, and the mail. The Postal Inspection Service has contracted with Prosegur Services Group Inc. to provide personnel, such as dispatchers, at the National Law Enforcement Communication Centers (NLECC) and security guards at postal facilities in approximately…

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USPS committed to Zero Tolerance Policy

February 8, 2022 The Postal Service is committed to cultivating a positive and safe work environment that’s free of threats, intimidation, bullying and violence for all employees. To help fulfill this commitment, a threat assessment team is available to respond to threats, assaults and potential violence at all USPS locations. These teams are located at…

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USPS OIG Report: Postal Inspection Service Oversight of Its Use of Cryptocurrency 

Objective Our objective was to evaluate the effectiveness of U.S. Postal Inspection Service policies and procedures for managing cryptocurrency in its law enforcement activities. Cryptocurrency is a decentralized form of digital currency that uses a blockchain, or public ledger, to record transactions. The anonymity of cryptocurrency transactions and the significant fluctuations in the value of…

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EFF Sues USPS For Records About Covert Social Media Spying Program

EFF Press Release – July 27, 2021 Washington D.C.—The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the U.S. Postal Service and its inspection agency seeking records about a covert program to secretly comb through online posts of social media users before street protests, raising concerns about chilling the privacy…

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USPS: Initiative safeguards veterans from fraud

The Postal Inspection Service is marking Military Appreciation Month in May by promoting Operation Protect Veterans, a joint campaign with the AARP Fraud Watch Network aimed at stopping scams against current and former service members. The coronavirus pandemic has ushered in swindles involving stimulus checks, unemployment insurance, fake COVID-19 cures and more. These scams are…

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