Suspicious Package Safety

Recent news on explosive devices and suspicious packages intercepted by law enforcement may have you worried about your safety.

While there is no known connection between these incidents and the University of Michigan at this time; out of an abundance of caution, we would like everyone to be vigilant when receiving mail and packages.

If you receive something suspicious, avoid touching it and contact law enforcement immediately.

“The safety of our community is our top priority. It’s O.K. if it turns out to be a false alarm, don’t hesitate to call 911 or contact us at 734-763-1131 if you are on campus,” said Robert Neumann University of Michigan police chief.

The likelihood of receiving an explosive device in the mail is remote. However, the possibility does exist and can result in death, injury or destruction of property. Your best defense is—if you see something, say something.

What to look for:

Suspicious Package

What to do if you find a suspicious package:

  • Do not touch, move, or alter the object.
  • Inform others and keep people away from the area.
  • Once you have left the immediate area, call 911.
  • Provide your name, location, object location and suspicious details.
  • Write down any information you have about the object.
  • If you come in contact with a package, wash your hands with warm soap and water.

For more information, please visit the DHS website or U.S. Postal Service.