Suspicious Packages / Mail

gatorsafe_icon_web_SUSPICIOUSPACKAGEIf you come in contact with suspicious packages / mail:

Opened Package – If you have opened a package containing a unknown substance, powder, or threat:

  • Put it down immediately.
  • If powder spills from container, DO NOT attempt to clean up.
  • Leave the room and close the doors as you exit.
  • Advise others to avoid the area.
  • Move to a location that will minimize exposure to others.
  • If possible, wash hands with soap and water.
  • Call 9-1-1.

Unopened Package – If a suspicious package is received or found:

  • Do not go near package.
  • Advise others to avoid the area.
  • Call 9-1-1.
  • Follow instructions from public safety officials.

Source: University of Florida Police Department

Resources:
USPS Suspicious Mail or Packages Poster
https://about.usps.com/posters/pos84.pdf

Version Date: 08/2016