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USPS, PIS Debut Expanded Crime Prevention Measures to Reduce Mail Theft

It also will strengthen consumer protections

The United States Postal Service (USPS) and United States Postal Inspection Service (Postal Inspection Service) have announced expanded actions to protect postal employees and the security of the nation's mail and packages as threats and attacks on letter carriers and mail fraud incidents have escalated concurrently with a national rise in crime. The USPS and PIS held a joint briefing for Congress members and staff on these efforts on May 11, 2023.

"As crime rises, so do the threats against our public servants," said Postmaster General Louis DeJoy. "The men and women of the postal service are walking our nation's streets every day to fulfil our mission of delivering mail and packages to the American people. Every postal employee deserves to work in safety and to be free from targeting by criminals seeking to access the public's mail."

"We're doubling down on our efforts to protect our postal employees and the security of the mail. We are hardening targets – both physical and digital – to make them less desirable to thieves and working with our law enforcement partners to bring perpetrators to justice," said PIS Chief Gary Barksdale.

Please select this link to read the complete press release from the USPS.

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