University Police

Identifying Suspicious Mail Packages

    • No return address
    • Insufficient postage
    • Is addressee familiar with name and address of sender?
    • Is addressee expecting package/letter? If so, verify contents.
    • Return address and postmark are not from the same area.
    • Wrapped in Brown paper with twine
    • Grease stains or discoloration on paper
    • Strange odors
    • Foreign Mail, Air Mail and Special Delivery
    • Restrictive markings such as Confidential, Personal, etc.
    • Excessive postage
    • Hand-written or poorly typed addresses
    • Incorrect Titles
    • Misspellings of common words
    • Excessive weight
    • Rigid Envelope
    • Lopsided or Uneven envelope
    • Protruding wires or tinfoil
    • Excessive securing materials such as masking tape, string, etc.
    • Visual Distractions