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Security, Law Enforcement, Preserving the Trust.
The U.S. Postal Inspection Service is mandated to safeguard the entire Postal Service system — from the 574,000 employees who process and deliver the U.S. Mail to the millions of customers who use it daily.
* One of the country's oldest federal law enforcement agencies, the U.S. Postal Inspection Service has a long, proud and successful history of protecting the Postal Service, securing the nation's mail system and ensuring public trust in the mail.
* Postal Inspectors arrested more than 6,000 suspects for crimes involving the mail or against the Postal Service in 2010. About half of the arrests involved mail theft and more than 1,000 involved fraud related to the mail.
* Postal Inspectors are members of the Identity Theft and Economic Crimes Task Force, national and state Joint Terrorism Task Forces and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, among others. They work closely with the financial service, airline and mail order industries to maintain America's confidence in the U.S. Mail.
* In 2010, Postal Inspectors responded to more than 3,500 incidents involving suspicious items, substances, powders or liquids in the mail or at postal facilities. Of those incidents, 199 involved improvised explosive devices (IEDs).
* Postal Inspectors arrested 128 suspects and reported 109 convictions for cases involving mailed threats, hoax powders, IEDs and other prohibited mail in 2010.
* To quickly respond to incidents such as natural disasters, the Postal Inspection Service has 18 mobile command centers and a mobile mail-screening station ready for action.
* Postal Inspectors seized from the mail $7.7 million in proceeds related to illegal drugs in 2010. * Postal Inspectors participated in a multiagency effort targeting investment fraud named Operation Broken Trust, resulting in actions against 529 suspects. The 120,000 victims lost nearly $2 billion.
* Postal Inspectors deploy state-of-the-art screening equipment designed to identify hazardous substances and suspicious items in the mail and to ensure safety at postal facilities while keeping the mail moving.
* In 2010, Postal Inspectors recovered nearly $2 million worth of stolen or misused postal equipment.
* In 2010, Postal Inspectors prevented more than 40,000 fraudulent usps.com transactions, valued at nearly $10 million. They also recovered 48,000 compromised credit cards belonging to postal customers.
* In 2010, Postal Inspectors seized approximately 27,000 counterfeit postal money orders worth nearly $26 million mailed to the U.S. from West African criminal groups.
* The Postal Inspection Service mailed more than 129 million fraud-prevention brochures to nearly every home in America, all paid for by funds seized from criminals.
* Postal Inspectors instructed more than 3,100 groups — employees, mailers, media and government agencies — on mail security and crime prevention best practices in 2010.
Originally posted by stirling
That tow truck didnt hook up to it by chance?
maybe they had to go rescue a mail truck and needed back up?
Just asking what the proceedure is for broke down mail vehicles...
The dish smacks of sat phone...
id say they are in touch wwith higher higher instantly if they call....
Add to that perhaps that is what it is for, a central command truck for a mobile investigation of some kind?
I imagine the mail police do a lot of travelling to keep up with the mail crimes.
Originally posted by getreadyalready
reply to post by Cloudsinthesky
Can they send that unit to Nigeria and wipe out all the dam mail fraud coming out of there?
Seems the heavy equipment and armed men would be better served where the crimes are actually originating instead of where the victims are suffering.