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Inspectors offer holiday tips

Holiday safety
The Postal Inspection Service is offering holiday safety tips for employees like Alexandria, VA, Letter Carrier Teck Hong, shown delivering packages last year.

The Postal Inspection Service is offering letter carriers and other employees some safety tips for the holiday delivery season:

• Avoid becoming a target. Don’t display mobile phones or other electronic devices while on your route. Avoid wearing jewelry and minimize the amount of cash you carry.

• Stay alert. Don’t wear headphones so you can hear what’s happening around you.

• Be aware. If you are being followed, immediately leave the area and contact your supervisor.

• Stay cautious. Beware of deliveries to vacant homes or individuals not associated with an address. Criminals use identity theft to transport illegal items by mail.

• Never leave mail and packages in plain view inside your vehicle. Keep personal property in your vehicle out of sight also.

• Secure your vehicles. Lock your postal vehicle, including the cargo screen door. Never leave your vehicle running and unattended.

An informational sheet, posted on LiteBlue, has additional tips.

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