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POSTAL INSPECTORS: THE SILENT SERVICE
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WHAT IS POSTAL CRIME?





Postal Inspectors screening equipment




Image: Postal Inspectors screening equipment
 

Postal Inspectors protect messages, financial transactions, official communications, and valuable goods. As criminals found new ways to exploit the postal system, inspectors expanded the range of their investigations. Biohazards and financial, identity, and security frauds are among the crimes today’s postal inspectors investigate.

Read About Postal Crimes:
     You Can Run But... >
     The Magic Formula >
     Corporate Cases >
     Hollowed Cassettes >
     Purloined Letters >

 
         
  Postal inspector dressed in Hazmat gear trains to react quickly and safely to taxic mail threats. Hazardous Materials Training
Postal inspector dressed in Hazmat gear trains to react quickly and safely to toxic mail threats.

Courtesy of Gerald Morna, United States Postal Service
 
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