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Mr. Guy J. Cottrell

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Chief Postal Inspector and Chief ...

Phone: (202) ***-****  HQ Phone
Email: g***@***.gov
Local Address:  Washington , District of Columbia , United States
475 L’Enfant Plaza SW
Washington DC , District of Columbia 20260
United States

Company Description: Since 1775, the United States Postal Service and its predecessor, the Post Office Department, have connected friends, families, neighbors and businesses by mail. An...   more

Employment History

  • Chief Postal Inspector
  • Chairman of the Postal Security Group
    Universal Postal Union
  • Chief Security Officer
    Postal Service
  • Chief
    Postal Service
  • Inspector In the New Orleans Division
    Postal Service

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • Bachelors degree , psychology
    University of New Orleans
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Web References
Chief U.S. Postal Inspector to be guest of DDC and TransGuardian at DDC's JCK Show booth in Las Vegas | Market Direct, 31 May 2011 [cached]
Guy J. Cottrell, Chief Postal Inspector of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, will be attending the JCK Las Vegas Show in Las Vegas on Sunday, June 5, as a guest of the Diamond Dealers Club of New York and TransGuardian, which is a Business Alliance Partner of the USPS. He will visit the DDC Pavilion, booths 4465-4474.
Mr. Cottrell was named Chief Postal Inspector for the United States Postal Inspection Service in July 2010. In this role, he oversees all operations of the Postal Inspection Service, which includes the National Headquarters, 18 divisions, two service centers and a national forensic laboratory. The installations are staffed by more than 1,400 postal inspectors, more than 650 postal police officers and approximately 600 support personnel. He is also chairman of the Universal Postal Union's (UPU) Postal Security Group.
"I'm pleased to visit the JCK Show and represent the Postal Service's commitment to providing secure service and support to this industry," said Mr. Cottrell.
Guy Cottrell joined the ..., 11 Dec 2008 [cached]
Guy Cottrell joined the Postal Service in 1987 as a letter carrier in New Orleans, LA. He was promoted to Postal Inspector in 1990 in the New Orleans Division where he investigated internal and external mail theft throughout Louisiana and southern Mississippi.
In 1999, Guy was promoted to a supervisory Team Leader position in San Francisco, CA. During his tenure in this international gateway city, he led teams working international, military and domestic mail theft as well as external mail theft in San Francisco and northern California.
After a stint as Acting Assistant Inspector in Charge (AIC) in the Detroit Division, Guy was selected for the AIC position in the Charlotte Division in 2003. He had oversight of five teams of Postal Inspectors working all Inspection Service programs in North and South Carolina.
Shortly after arriving in Charlotte, Guy was chosen by the Chief Postal Inspector to be part of a core team of individuals to review all programs and casework nationwide in order to assess needs and redeployment of resources. This was followed by a six month detail as Acting Inspector in Charge of the Pittsburgh Division, where Guy oversaw the activities of 150 Inspectors, Postal Police Officers, and support personnel in Western PA, Ohio, Kentucky, and West Virginia.
In 2005, Guy was promoted to Inspector in Charge of the Washington Division. He led over 200 Inspectors, Postal Police, and support personnel in the politically charged Capitol region, including oversight of the Inspection Service personnel working the Amerithrax investigation. In 2008, Guy was asked to come to national headquarters to lend his expertise and leadership to the Chief Postal Inspector's role as Chief Security Officer of the Postal Service as Inspector in Charge of the Security & Crime Prevention/Communications group. His group is charged with guiding the Inspection Service toward a risk and management analysis platform by streamlining programs, conducting reviews, and finding cost effective and innovative solutions to security problems as well as overseeing internal and external publications, videos, and the Postal Inspection Service's external Web site.
Guy is a native West Virginian who grew up in the New Orleans, LA area. He graduated from the University of New Orleans with a BA in Psychology.
"We didn't know how to handle ..., 3 Nov 2011 [cached]
"We didn't know how to handle it," said Guy Cottrell, chief of the Postal Inspection Service.
Guy Cottrell joined the ..., 12 Mar 2009 [cached]
Guy Cottrell joined the Postal Service in 1987 as a letter carrier in New Orleans, LA. He was promoted to Postal Inspector in 1990 in the New Orleans Division where he investigated internal and external mail threat throughout Louisiana and southern Mississippi.
Board of Directors - National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, 4 April 2015 [cached]
Guy Cottrell U.S. Postal Inspection Service
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