Alexander Lazaroff was named chief postal inspector for the United States Postal Inspection Service in January 2007. The chief postal inspector oversees all operations of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, which includes its national Headquarters, 18 divisions, four service centers, and a forensic laboratory. The installations are staffed by approximately 1,750 postal inspectors, 830 postal police officers, and 500 support personnel.
The Postal Inspection Service is one of the oldest federal law enforcement agencies. As the investigative and security arm of the Postal Service, it is responsible for protecting employees and assets, administering security and crime prevention programs, and enforcing criminal and civil statutes against individuals who attack the postal system and misuse it to defraud, endanger, or otherwise threaten the American public.
Prior to his appointment as chief postal inspector, Lazaroff served as the area vice president for the Eastern Area, a position to which he was named in January 2003. As area vice president, Lazaroff was the senior postal official for Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, Delaware, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, southern New Jersey, and parts of Virginia and Indiana, where he was responsible for postal operations including processing and distribution, customer service, and administrative operations.
Lazaroff, a 34-year postal veteran, began his postal career in 1973 as a distribution clerk in Massachusetts and joined the Postal Inspection Service in 1977, where he served as an inspector for 8 years. He has served in a variety of postal management positions, including plant manager in Providence, Rhode Island, and Columbus, Ohio; manager of operations support for the Northeast Area; and district manager in Boston, Massachusetts; Cleveland, Ohio; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and Connecticut.
A United States Navy veteran and former Peace Corps volunteer, Lazaroff holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Massachusetts and a master's degree in business administration from the University of Rhode Island.
Alexander Lazaroff was named Vice President, Area Operations for the Eastern Area in 2003. Lazaroff, a 32-year postal veteran, is the senior postal official in an area that encompasses Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, Delaware, Kentucky, Southern New Jersey and parts of Virginia and Indiana, and is responsible for postal operations including processing and distribution, and customer service and administrative operations. Lazaroff reports to the Chief Operating Officer and oversees 10 Postal Service districts that e