1 So in original. Probably should be "United".
18 U.S.C. § 3061
Added Pub. L. 90-560, §5(a), Oct. 12, 1968, 82 Stat. 998; amended Pub. L. 91-375, §6(j)(38)(A), Aug. 12, 1970, 84 Stat. 781; Pub. L. 100-690, title VI, §6251(a), Nov. 18, 1988, 102 Stat. 4362; Pub. L. 109-435, title X, §10011001,, 120 Stat. 3254.
AMENDMENTS 2006-Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 109-435 added subsec. (c). 1988- Pub. L. 100-690 substituted "Investigative powers of Postal Service personnel" for "Powers of postal personnel" in section catchline, and amended text generally. Prior to amendment, text read as follows:"(a) Subject to subsection (b) of this section, officers and employees of the Postal Service performing duties related to the inspection of postal matters may, to the extent authorized by the Board of Governors-"(1) serve warrants and subpenas issued under the authority of the United States;"(2) make arrests without warrant for offenses against the United States committed in their presence; and"(3) make arrests without warrant for felonies cognizable under the laws of the United States if they have reasonable grounds to believe that the person to be arrested has committed or is committing such a felony."(b) The powers granted by subsection (a) of this section shall be exercised only in the enforcement of laws regarding property of the United States in the custody of the Postal Service, including property of the Postal Service, the use of the mails, and other postal offenses."1970- Pub. L. 91-375, §6(j)(38)(A)(i), substituted "postal personnel" for "postal inspectors" in section catchline.Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 91-375, §6(j)(38)(A)(ii), substituted "officers and employees of the Postal Service performing duties related to the inspection of postal matters may, to the extent authorized by the Board of Governors-" for "postal inspectors may, to the extent authorized by the Postmaster General-".Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 91-375, §6(j)(38)(A)(iii), substituted "Postal Service, including property of the Postal Service," for "postal service".
EFFECTIVE DATE OF 1970 AMENDMENT Amendment by Pub. L. 91-375 effective within 1 year after Aug. 12, 1970, on date established therefor by the Board of Governors of the United States Postal Service and published by it in the Federal Register, see section 15(a) of Pub. L. 91-375 set out as an Effective Date note preceding sectionof Title 39, Postal Service.