How postal inspectors are partners against crime

Many crimes today – from identity theft to the sale of illegal drugs – can involve the use of the U.S. mail


By the U.S. Postal Inspection Service

Police officers responding to a crime scene will often see – or even sense – that something is out of place. It may be hard to put a finger on, but the gut tells you that something is not right. Many crimes today – from identity theft to the sale of illegal drugs – may involve the use of the U.S. Mail. The U.S. Postal Inspection Service strives to inform its law enforcement partners about those “out-of-place” details that might indicate a mail-related crime.

In that spirit of partnership, the Postal Inspection Service has developed a series of roll call videos to inform police officers and other first responders of signs to look for, as well as when and who to contact if a mail-related crime is suspected. 

Here are just a few situations where it may be necessary to contact postal inspectors:

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