Department of Public Safety

Suspicious Package

SUSPICIOUS PACKAGE/OBJECT

 

If you receive or discover a suspicious package or foreign device,

 

DO NOT TOUCH IT, TAMPER WITH IT OR MOVE IT!!!

 

IMMEDIATELY DIAL 911 TO REPORT IT TO PUBLIC SAFETY

 

LETTER & PARCEL BOMB

RECOGNITION CHECKLIST

 

Be cautious of:

*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 discolorations on package

*Excessive weight

*Rigid, lopsided, or uneven envelopes

*Protruding wires or tinfoil

*Excessive tape or string

*Visual distractions

*No return address

 

 

IF YOU ARE SUSPICIOUS OF A MAILING AND ARE UNABLE TO VERIFY THE CONTENTS WITH THE ADDRESSEE OR SENDER:

 

  1. Do not touch or move the article.
  2. Do not open the article.
  3. Isolate the mailing and evacuate the immediate area.
  4. Do not put in water or a confined space such as a desk drawer or a filing cabinet.
  5. If possible, open windows is the immediate area to assist in venting potential explosive gases.
  6. If you have any reason to believe a letter parcel is suspicious, do not take a chance. Contact the Department of Public Safety at 911 for assistance.