Post Offices as Police Stations

Post office as police station

Tight budgets have many organizations scrambling to slash costs. The phenomenon is so widespread these days that even police stations aren’t immune to the effects of a cash crunch.

Spending cuts have forced the London, UK, local government to consider the option of placing certain customer outreach programs from the Metropolitan Police Service inside Post Offices. Program details are currently in the works and a trial for the new proposal is set to begin as early as this summer.

If the trial is adopted, citizens will be able to report crimes, produce identity documents, report lost items, and other simple transactions at their local Post Office.

Do you think police services could be offered at Post Offices in the United States?

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2 Comments

  1. Phyllis.L.Isaacs@usps.gov

     /  April 9, 2013

    As part of their community outreach program, our local Police have storefronts in shopping centers, schools, etc. Perhaps, they could also expand into post offices.

  2. Greg

     /  April 10, 2013

    Why not? Sounds like it could be a win win for both.

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