U.S. Postal Inspector Ruth M. Mendonca has eighteen years of service, with thirteen years at the U.S. Postal Inspection Service and five years with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.
Inspector Mendonca has held assignments as the national Program Manager for the Inspection Service's Mail Fraud Program as well as the Cross Border Fraud Program. Prior to these assignments, she was embedded at the U.S. Department of Justice Computer Crimes and Intellectual Property Section for two years, and served overseas as the Inspection Service Liaison Representative to the European Police Organization in The Hague, Netherlands.
Inspector Mendonca is currently assigned to the Inspection Service Headquarters where she supports two Deputy Chief Postal Inspectors with performance management oversight of ten field divisions. She is the recipient of various awards, including Law Enforcement Officer of the Year from the International Association of Financial Crimes Investigators, New England Chapter. Inspector Mendonca has served as the Inspection Service national WIFLE representative since 2012.