I actually got this picture from a friend in Mexico City, Missouri.

Apparently, the United States Postal Service has started a new program and is kind of low key about it. I haven't found any information on the web about it, but a friend of mine dropped a pic showing the new Amber Alerts that go out to the postmen via the postal scanners.

Isn't this a great idea? Most postmen know the neighborhoods they service better than the folks that live there. I've heard many stories of postmen stepping up when they thought something was wrong with a homeowner and now they can keep an eye on the streets too!

I certainly hope this feature is rolled out to USPS scanners nationwide and thanks to all the postmen for keeping an eye on us!

B. Foreman