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June 12, 2014
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Credit: Courtesy U.S. Postal Inspection Service

U.S. Postal Inspection Service badge

This gold-plated badge is issued to United States Postal Inspectors. These men and women are the law enforcement arm of the U.S. Postal Service. For over 200 years inspectors and their predecessors have protected the mail, the nation’s post offices, and postal employees. Inspectors are on the ground and on the job, from restoring postal service after a disaster to capturing drug traffickers and mail thieves. Postal Inspectors are also committed to protecting consumers from mail fraud and ensuring confidence in America's postal system.