Suspicious Packages / Mail

If you receive a suspicious package or mail:

  • Remain calm.
  • If an option, do not accept delivery of package or envelope.
  • Do not handle or open the package or envelope.
  • Do not smell, touch, or taste.
  • Do not touch eyes, nose, or other parts of your body.
  • Isolate the area by shutting all doors and windows.
  • Thoroughly wash hands with soap and water.
  • Report to supervisor and call 9-1-1.
  • Advise others to avoid the area.
  • Do not leave the area until told to do so by responding public safety officials.
  • Make a list of all persons who touched the letter or package and who were in the area when the letter was opened.


UF Police Department (UFPD)


USPS – Suspicious Mail or Packages Poster

Version Date: February 2024