If questioned by a Postal Inspector, even if you believe you are not guilty of any wrong doing, it is suggested that you: (1) Remain calm; (2) Correctly identify yourself; (3) Do not physically resist an arrest or a search of your person or property; (4) Read aloud to the Postal Inspector(s) the statement below; (5) Remain silent until you have consulted with your APWU representative and/or attorney, as appropriate. This is not complete legal advice. Always consult with an attorney.


I request the presence of my APWU representative. If I am a suspect in a criminal matter, please so advise me. If so, I wish to contact my attorney. If I am under arrest, I request you to so advise me and to inform me of the reason or reasons. I do not consent to a search of my person or property. If you have a search warrant, I request to see it at this time. I do not waive any of my rights including my right to remain silent. I will not sign a waiver-of-rights form, nor admit or deny any allegation, nor make any written or oral statement unless my attorney is personally present and so advises me.