Suspicious Package or Object

Suspicious Packages

Letter and Parcel Bomb Recognition Checklist -

What to Look For:
  • Foreign mail, air mail, and special deliveries.
  • Restrictive markings such as “CONFIDENTIAL" or “PERSONAL".
  • Excessive postage.
  • Handwritten or poorly typed address.
  • Incorrect titles.
  • Misspellings of common words.
  • Oily stains or discoloration on package.
  • Excessive weight.
  • Rigid, lopsided, or uneven envelopes.
  • Excessive tape or string.
  • Visual distractions.
  • No return address.
Handling Suspicious Packages
  • DO NOT open or shake it.
  • DO NOT carry or show to others.
  • DO NOT bring to the Police Department.
  • DO NOT sniff, touch or taste.
  • DO place on stable surface, preferably a Bio-Safety Cabinet.
  • DO alert others in the area.
  • Leave the area, close doors and prevent others from entering by using signs or guarding.
  • Distance and separation are the safest precautions to take.
  • Wash hands with soap and water.
  • Call the University Police at 565-3000
  • Create a list of persons in the room where the package was received.