USPS investigating after 3rd suspicious device found in Oakland CA collection mailbox

12/3/17 OAKLAND, Calif. (KGO) — A mail carrier in Oakland found a suspicious device inside a blue outgoing mailbox Saturday afternoon during a routine run. The device was found inside a box at San Pablo Avenue and Stanford Street in Oakland. It was not mailed – presumably just dropped into the box. Oakland fire and […]

Berkeley mail collection boxes will be removed during ‘Free Speech’ rallies

BERKELEY, CA — To increase public safety and ensure the sanctity of the mail during the “Free Speech” rallies in Berkeley on Sunday, August 27, the United States Postal Service, working in conjunction with the Postal Inspection Service and other law enforcement agencies, will temporarily remove blue collection boxes in the following areas: 94704-00039 2031 […]

USPS Tightens Policy On Non-Postal Collection Box Use

The Postal Service’s iconic collection box symbolizes the trust Americans have in the Postal Service. Because it’s closely associated with the security and privacy of the mail, USPS has maintained tight control over who can use de-commissioned boxes for non-postal purposes. In the past, loans to other federal agencies have been approved by the Postal […]