1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

U.S. Postal Police?

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

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

    PhoenixCadet [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2008
    Member:
    #7309
    Messages:
    1,801
    Gender:
    Male
    San Diego, CA
    Vehicle:
    11 Reg Cab 2.7L 4x4
    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
    #2
    Janster

    Janster Old & Forgetful

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2007
    Member:
    #1138
    Messages:
    13,675
    Gender:
    Female
    First Name:
    Jandy
    Lancaster, PA
    Vehicle:
    2007 4.0L 4x4 TRD Sport Access Cab A
    Advantage Torza top (tri-fold), Husky floor mats, RuffTuff seat covers, C2C hood struts, Homelink mirror, USA Spec PA15-Toy (120gig Classic & 8gig nano), Garmin Nuvi 660, Protecta Bed mat, Pop-n-lock, TSB Springs, Scangauge II, Heated drivers seat, Fumoto drain valve, Aries pushbar, PIAA 540 fog lights, Hood scoop grahics, Flowmaster 50 series dual catback exhaust, RainX Latitude windshield wipers, Husky rear floor liner (ontop of folded down seats). Console Vault.
    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
    #3
    jhodge83

    jhodge83 Any dog under 50# is a cat and cats are useless... Staff Member

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2007
    Member:
    #1432
    Messages:
    27,113
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Jamie
    Moncks Corner, SC
    Vehicle:
    09 Timberland Mica DC 4WD Sport
    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
    #4
    PhoenixCadet

    PhoenixCadet [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2008
    Member:
    #7309
    Messages:
    1,801
    Gender:
    Male
    San Diego, CA
    Vehicle:
    11 Reg Cab 2.7L 4x4
    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
    #5
    genxer36

    genxer36 Lord of Tomfoolery

    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2007
    Member:
    #3442
    Messages:
    10,663
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Sean
    Bethlehem,GA
    Vehicle:
    2013 Toyota Camry SE - 2011 Tacoma traded
    Tow package, XM Satellite radio, K & N Air filter, & Channel Vent Visors

    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.
     
To Top