Emergency Information

Suspicious packages

Be cautious of suspicious packages and mail. Here are some of the warning signs to look for:

  • Packages or letters that have no return address or inappropriate or unusual labeling 

  • Excessive postage 

  • Handwritten or poorly typed addresses 

  • Misspellings of common words 

  • Incorrect titles or title without a name 

  • Not addressed to a specific person 

  • Marked with restricts, such as "Personal," "Confidential," or Do Not X-Ray." 

  • Marked with threatening language 

  • Postmarked from a city or state that does not match the return address 

  • Soiled or stained packages 

  • Strong odors emitting from packages or letters 

  • Powdery substance felt through or appearing on the package or envelope 

  • Lopsided or uneven envelope 

  • Excessive packaging material, such as masking tape, string, etc. 

  • Excessive weight 

  • Ticking sound 

  • Protruding wires or aluminum foil.

If a package or envelope appears suspicious, DO NOT OPEN IT. CALL 911 IMMEDIATELY.