Bloomberg Law
Oct. 24, 2018, 8:02 PM

Ex-Presidents’ Mail: Secret Service Gets First Look

Louis C. LaBrecque
Louis C. LaBrecque

Secret Service agents are known to put their lives at risk most days, but handling mail isn’t often thought of as potentially life-threatening.

Mail sent to former presidents isn’t just dropped off at their houses. That is especially relevant when suspicious packages enter into the picture, according to a group that represents law enforcement officers.

“All of the protectees’ mail goes to off-site locations for screening,” and the Secret Service’s “technical security folks handle it” from there, Pat O’Carroll, executive director of the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association, told Bloomberg Law Oct. 24. The Washington-based FLEOA represents the interests of ...

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