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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USPS OIG Report: Postal Inspection Service’s Oversight of Facility Security and Access Control

Background The U.S. Postal Inspection Service is responsible for Postal Service policies, procedures, standards, and requirements for facility security and access controls. It has also established a risk management process — the Vulnerability Risk Assessment Tool (VRAT) — to ensure compliance with facility security policies and procedures and identify facility security deficiencies. Additionally, the Postal…

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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: Postal Inspection Service accepting applications

July 1, 2022 The Postal Inspection Service is continuing to hire. The agency will accept applications for postal inspector positions from Tuesday, July 5, at 10 a.m. Central through Saturday, July 16, at 10 a.m. Central. These positions are open to qualified USPS career employees and external applicants. Postal inspectors are federal law enforcement agents…

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Former Post Office Manager Charged in Theft of $1.7 Million in Checks from the Mail

March 9, 2022 INDIANAPOLIS – James Lancaster, 40, of Indianapolis, the former manager of customer service at Indianapolis’ New Augusta Post Office, has been charged in federal court with conspiracy to commit bank fraud and theft of mail. The charges against Lancaster were unsealed late yesterday. On March 1, 2022, a federal grand jury in…

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U.S. Postal Inspection Service Case Management of Arrests

Objective Our objective was to evaluate the U.S. Postal Inspection Service’s oversight of case management reporting requirements related to arrests. We also determined whether the Postal Inspection Service reports its results to National Instant Criminal Background Check System. Postal Inspection Service inspectors lead investigations involving postal crimes such as mail fraud and mail theft, execute…

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DOJ: Ex-USPS supervisor sent to prison for stealing marijuana from confiscated package

DOJ Press Release – October 26, 2021 BRUNSWICK, GA: A U.S. Postal Service supervisor who admitted stealing marijuana from a confiscated package has been sentenced to federal prison. Howard Kerns, 53, of Dearing, Ga., was sentenced to two months in prison followed by two years of supervised release after pleading guilty to Theft of Mail…

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Chief Postal Inspector discusses crime, offers tips

October 25, 2021 Chief Postal Inspector Gary R. Barksdale has a message for Postal Service employees: Be careful out there. “To say the last year and a half has been challenging is an understatement,” Barksdale said, citing statistics that show violent crime has surged during the coronavirus pandemic. For example, FBI data show murders are…

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