Peter Wade had a 32 year career with the U.S. Postal Service retiring in 1993 as Assistant Regional Chief Postal Inspector, Northeast Region, with responsibility for implementation of the criminal investigative and security programs of the Postal Inspection Service in the Northeastern United States, Europe, and the Caribbean.
Mr. Wade also served as General Manager/Postmaster Caribbean Division, USPS, supervising 3,500 postal employees in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. In that capacity, he was responsible for all postal operations in the U.S. Caribbean from 1989 through 1991.
Litigation Support - Peter Wade is a Federal court qualified expert in Postal Procedures and Postal Inspection Service policies, investigative methods and techniques. He has provided expert opinions concerning U.S. Postal Service, rules, and procedures in numerous federal and state jurisdictions in criminal and civil cases since 1994 through 2017.
Federal Jurisdictions include the Districts of Connecticut, New Jersey, Southern District of New York, Northern District of New York, Southern District of Florida, Eastern District of Pennsylvania, Northern, Eastern, Central and Southern Districts of California, Eastern and Western Districts of Washington, Western District of Missouri, Middle District of Georgia, Western District of Tennessee, Northern District of Texas, etc.
State Court testimony include jurisdictions in Florida, California, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, Oregon, Kansas, Louisiana, and Arizona.
Areas of Expertise:
- Certificates of Mailing
- Postal Automation
- Postal Contracting Procedures
- Last Mile Delivery Operations
- Money Laundering via Postal Money Orders
- Postal Inspection Service Investigative Methods
Formerly, USPS Tracking for Certified Mail provided a) the time and date of delivery, b) the exact delivery address, c) the name of the recipient, d) the signature of the person who accepted delivery of the item. USPS Tracking information no longer provides Tracking beyond the date of delivery and the ZIP Code area to which the Certified Mail item was delivered.
USPS technology affords every customer the ability to document the date that mail addressed to them is available for delivery. The Postal Service takes an image of each standard sized piece of letter mail that will be delivered to every address in the United States every day.
Both plaintiffs and defendants are often frustrated because official USPS records of the disposition of Certified Mail are only retained for two years. Often, litigation in a matter does not even begin until more than two years after the situation being litigated have passed.
Recently I have had several firms ask me if they could use USPS Form 152 instead of the more costly Certified Mail most commonly used to provide proof of receipt. The short answer is no.
The United States Postal Service offers two services which document that a letter has been placed in the mail at a certain place on a certain date; Certified Mail and a Certificate of Mailing.