Postal Inspectors Protect Children

For more than a century, the U.S. Postal Inspection Service® has investigated the sexual exploitation of children. It was the first federal law enforcement agency to aggressively identify, target, and arrest individuals who produce and traffic in child pornography. Specially trained Postal Inspectors investigate crimes related to the sexual exploitation of children nationwide. Today, the majority of child exploitation cases investigated by Postal Inspectors involve both the U.S. Mail® and the Internet.

The Postal Inspection Service partners with the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) and the Department of Justice’s (DOJ’s) Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section to investigate child sexual exploitation involving the U.S. Mail and the Internet. The Postal Inspection Service actively participates in Project Safe Childhood, a DOJ initiative that combines law enforcement efforts to prevent, investigate, and prosecute child exploitation and community outreach programs to raise public awareness.