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.
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.
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.
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.