Postal Facilities and Employees

Police Officers Joe Esperiqueta and Jack Walters providing security at the Houston, Texas, main post office
Postal Police Officers Joe Esperiqueta (left) and Jack Walters provide security at the Houston, Texas, main post office.
Photo by Postal Inspector Allen McHenry
Postal Police Officers Joe Esperiqueta (left) and Jack Walters provide security at the Houston, Texas, main post office.
Photo by Postal Inspector Allen McHenry

The U.S. Postal Service has nearly a half million career employees, more than 200,000 vehicles, approximately 32,000 retail offices and processing facilities across the country. The Postal Inspection Service is mandated to safeguard that massive organization and the millions who use it. Part of that protection service includes an armed, uniformed force of Postal Police Officers (PPOs) who are responsible for providing security to postal facilities.

Postal Police Officer cap badge, 2010
Postal Police Officer cap badge, 2010
Postal Police Officer cap badge, 2010

Postal Police Officer cap badge, 1970s-1990s
Postal Police Officer cap badge, 1970s-1990s
Postal Police Officer cap badge, 1970s-1990s