The University of Arizona


Risk Management Services

Suspicious or Threatening Parcels & Letters

Specific Emergency Procedures

Emergency Procedures – Main Page

Notes and Precautions:

It is possible, although highly unlikely, that a staff member may someday receive a suspicious parcel or letter. Biological or chemical threats targeting individuals or departments can frequently be controlled by screening of materials and by following the procedures listed below. University Police and responding Public Safety agencies have plans in place to deal with these types of threats. Following the procedures below will activate those plans and promote the highest level of safety while minimizing the disruption associated with these incidents.

Suspicious Letter and Package Indicators

FBI Advisory - If you receive a suspicious package or letter - What should you do?


USPS Message to Customers


OSHA - Protecting the Worksite Against Terrorism: Anthrax