Rosen Joins Bipartisan Bill to Crack Down on Mail Theft, Attacks on Postal Workers

This Bipartisan Legislation Would Allow Postal Police Officers To Be Assigned To Protect Mail And Respond To Mail Theft

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) joined bipartisan legislation to address the sharp increase in mail theft and armed robberies against postal workers. In 2020, the U.S. Postal Service restricted Postal Police Officers from protecting the postal service and its employees physically outside postal property. The bipartisan Postal Police Reform Act would restore Postal Police Officer’s ability to proactively patrol and respond to reports of mail theft and attacks on letter carriers outside of Postal Service property.

“The increase in mail theft is affecting Nevadans all across our state who are having their mail, packages, and even life-saving VA medication stolen,” said Senator Rosen. “I’m joining bipartisan legislation to crack down on mail theft and assaults on letter carriers and other postal employees by ensuring Postal Police Officers have the authority they need to protect Nevadans from postal crime.”

“As we’ve seen in Nevada, the uptick in mail theft and postal crime is hurting families and exposing mail carriers to robberies and physical assaults,” said Richard McCann, Government Affairs Director and Former Executive Director, Nevada Association of Public Safety Officers and the Nevada Law Enforcement Coalition. “Increasing Postal policing and security measures will protect USPS and Nevadans, and we are glad to see Senator Rosen taking strong bipartisan action to tackle mail theft and crime.”

Senator Rosen has consistently supported Nevada law enforcement and their ability to stop crime. Last year, she announced over $7.2 million that she secured for Nevada’s law enforcement and first responders. Senator Rosen also helped pass the bipartisan Recruit and Retain Act in the Senate to establish a federal pipeline program supporting more collaboration between local law enforcement and schools to tackle the dire shortage of police officers. Additionally, she joined the bipartisan Combating Organized Retail Crime Act to give law enforcement the resources they need to protect small businesses from organized retail crime.