Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Postal Inspectors on Heightened Alert

According to the USPS News Link, the Postal Inspection Service has been coordinating with federal and local law-enforcement agencies for months to ensure the integrity and security of the mail, postal facilities, vehicles and postal employees at this week’s Democratic National Convention in Denver and at the Republican National Convention in St. Paul next week.

According to the the report, "Both conventions will draw the party faithful — along with protesters. Postal inspectors will monitor postal buildings near the convention activities. Inspectors from around the nation will augment local divisions to help with convention needs, as well as day-to-day duties."

Inspector Virginia Lalley, who is heading the St. Paul operation, is quoted as saying, “We’re counting on [postal employees]to keep their eyes open for red flags, for things that are just out of place. They already do that in their everyday duties. We’re just asking for a heightened level of awareness during the convention.”

Shown above, Postal Inspectors Brook Fuller and Gregory McGahey.

For more on the US Postal Inspection Service, click here.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM