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U.S. Postal Police?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by PhoenixCadet, Jul 12, 2008.

  1. Jul 12, 2008 at 10:52 AM
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    PhoenixCadet

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    Here's a question for anyone who can help:

    I just got back from a vacation to NYC & the Jersey shore (family's got a beach house). While there, we drove by a white SUV (Ford Explorer, IIRC) that had USPS decals on the sides and your average, red/blue police light bar on the top.

    I figured that this would be some type of Postal Inspector car (because it states on their website that they're regular, firearm-carrying, law-enforcing officers), but I decided to fire off an e-mail to my uncle (who's a retired postal carrier) just to make sure.

    This was his response:


    Any ideas from you guys?
     
  2. Jul 12, 2008 at 11:30 AM
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    Janster

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    Wouldn't they have different types of postal inspectors?

    We have postal inspectors coming into work on a regular basis. They inspect all sorts of things - but mostly making sure we're meeting postal regulations on mailbagging, inkjetting, processing, packaging, etc. These guys come in regular clothes and drive their own vehicles.

    If I had to guess.... any postal employee whom carries a gun is probably a *Security* officer. Those guys are probably inspecting for illegal substances and/or bombs that can threaten people/our country. They probably aren't local folks but might be called in if any post office suspects an illegal container.. or whatever.
     
  3. Jul 12, 2008 at 11:43 AM
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    wat?
    i worked as a carrier and a clerk for about 13 months and i never heard of such a thing
     
  4. Jul 12, 2008 at 1:45 PM
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    Nevermind. I got a response on another forum. There is aparrently a "Postal Police" that differs from Postal Inspectors. They usually handle security at major postal hubs.
     
  5. Jul 13, 2008 at 6:18 PM
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    genxer36

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    Are they there to prevent you from going "POSTAL"! Like back many years ago, you would hear on the news often a postal worker shooting up the place. I never hear of that on the news anymore.
     
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