Postal inspectors have investigated the sexual exploitation of children for more than 100 years. In fact, it was the first federal law enforcement agency to aggressively identify, target, and arrest those who produce and traffic in child pornography. Inspectors are specially trained in techniques for investigating such crimes, but they do not work alone. The Postal Inspection Service collaborates with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC), the Department of Justice Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section (DOJ-CEOS), and the U.S. Attorney’s Office to investigate child sexual exploitation that occurs in the mail or on the Internet.
The Postal Inspection Service also actively participates in Project Safe Childhood, a Department of Justice initiative that employs a multi-disciplined approach to protect children.