The safety and well-being of Postal Service employees is a top priority for us. Letter Carriers make deliveries to over 155 million locations in all kinds of neighborhoods, bringing your mail six – and sometimes seven – day a week. And when one of them is threatened, assaulted or robbed, Postal Inspectors immediately spring into action and pull out all the stops. We investigate all leads until we capture the offender.
Assaulting or robbing a postal employee is a federal offense that can carry with it a sentence of up to 20 years in prison. As citizens, we ask you to also keep an eye out for our employees. They’re in your neighborhood every day, delivering your mail. If you see something suspicious, report it. We’d rather check out something that turns out to be nothing, than investigate a crime that could have been prevented.
If you see someone suspicious near a mailbox or see them steal mail, call police immediately, then report it to Postal Inspectors at 877-876-2455.