Behind the Badge

The U.S. Postal Inspection Service
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Postal Inspector Chuck Kelley is on surveillance. Photo by Postal Inspector Allen McHenry.

June 27, 2014 - Indefinitely

The United States Postal Inspection Service—one of our nation’s oldest federal law enforcement agencies—protects mail, post offices and postal employees. Inspectors are on the ground and on the job, from restoring postal service after a disaster to capturing drug traffickers and protecting citizens from mail fraud. We can all be partners in prevention, by learning to protect ourselves from fraud, identity theft, and other postal crimes.


Look inside this elite law enforcement agency, from its early days to the present.

Uncover how postal inspectors solved some of the nation’s most notorious crimes.

Learn to spot telltale signs of mail fraud and protect yourself, family and friends from falling for slick frauds.