Arriving home safely is a letter carrier’s most important delivery. That’s why the Postal Inspection Service is responding with an extra layer of security to help carriers stay safe and avoid becoming victims of street crime.
In the Chicago District, that means using Postal Police Officers on street patrols.
“Protecting postal employees always has been a top priority of the Postal Inspection Service,” said Chicago Division Inspector in Charge Tom Brady. “We’re reaffirming our commitment to ensuring employees are able to work in a safe environment.”
Letter carriers like the program. “The patrols make me feel a lot more comfortable while delivering mail,” said Letter Carrier Erik Coates while on his route in Englewood, IL.
Letter Carrier Michelle Carlisle also likes the program. “The patrols make me feel safe,” she said. “It shows the Postal Service cares for my safety because they’re out here checking on us.”
Click here for tips on staying safe while working in the streets.
source: USPS News Link