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U.S. Postal Inspection Service

  • By: Dorothy Moses Schulz
  • In: Encyclopedia of Law Enforcement
  • Edited by: Larry E. Sullivan, Marie Simonetti Rosen, Dorthy Moses Schulz & M. R. Haberfeld
  • Subject:General Criminology & Criminal Justice, Police Studies (general)

The U.S. Postal Inspection Service traces its history to 1772, when Postmaster General Benjamin Franklin created the position of surveyor to assist him in regulating and auditing postal functions. In 1801 the title was changed to special agent and in 1830 ...

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