Campus Community Police Service

Suspicious Packages

Suspicious Package Precautions

Suspicious packageThere has been an increasing amount of concern about the use of the mail to deliver potentially dangerous substances. Government and law enforcement officials have urged the public to use common sense in assessing the suspicious nature of packages. Keep in mind that the targeting of UWO locations for this type of threat is extremely remote.

What may be a Suspicious Letter or Parcel?

A combination of the following may constitute a suspicious mail item:

What should I do if I've received a suspicious parcel in the mail?

If smoke, visible fumes, or strange odours are emitting from the package, or if people are exhibiting signs of illness, including difficulty breathing, or fumes are strong, ACTIVATE THE FIRE ALARM, EVACUATE THE BUILDING AND CALL CAMPUS POLICE AT 911.