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Urge Your Member of Congress to Co-Sponsor H.R. 3005, the Postal Police Reform Act
Safety of postal employees and sanctity of the U.S. Mail have been undermined. In fall 2020, the Postal Service initiated a misguided policy change that restricted the authority of its uniformed law enforcement personnel to postal-owned or -leased property. This action has compromised the safety of postal personnel and sanctity of the mail.
Before this change, postal police officers were empowered to conduct patrols in high-crime areas, protect postal property and investigate postal crime on postal property and offsite. Over the past three years, assaults against postal employees delivering mail has increased 144%; mail theft has increased an alarming 161% over a 12-month period (2021-2022).
This acceleration in postal-related crime correlates with the Postal Service’s decision to diminish postal police law enforcement authority. Crime data indicates the presence of postal police deters crime, including assaults against postal employees.
Please urge your member of Congress to co-sponsor H.R. 3005, legislation introduced by Rep. Andrew Garbarino (R-NY), to clarify and restore jurisdiction of postal police beyond the perimeter of postal facilities in order to protect postal personnel, USPS assets and U.S. Mail.
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