Always be alert and report suspicious activity to the Public Safety Office (208-496-3000).
If You Receive a Threatening Call
- Obtain as much information from the caller as possible.
- Notify the Public Safety Office.
- Do NOT activate the building alarm system to evacuate.
How to Recognize a Suspicious Package
A letter or parcel that is unexpected or unknown with any of the following characteristics:
- Foreign mail, air mail, and special delivery
- Restrictive markings such as Confidential or Personal, etc.
- Excessive postage
- Handwritten or poorly typed address
- Incorrect titles
- Titles but no names
- Misspellings of common words
- Oily stains or discolorations
- No return address
- Excessive weight
- Rigid envelope
- Lopsided or uneven envelope
- Protruding wires or tin foil
- Excessive securing materials such as masking tape or string
- Visual distractions
What to Do with Suspicious Parcels
- Contact the Public Safety Office
- Move people away from the area, but DO NOT activate the fire alarm system
- DO NOT move or open the package
- DO NOT investigate too closely
- DO NOT cover or insulate the package
If You are Asked to Evacuate
- Check your work area for unfamiliar items. DO NOT touch suspicious items; report them to authorities on the scene
- Take personal belongings with you, such as keys, bags, etc.
- Leave doors and windows open; DO NOT turn light switches on or off
- DO NOT make cell phone calls
- Use stairs only; DO NOT use elevators
- Move away from the building
- DO NOT re-enter until authorization to do so is issued by the Public Safety Office
- Online threats should be taken seriously and reported to correct authorities. If you receive or view a threat to damage or harm someone or something related to BYU-Idaho, report it immediately to the Public Safety Office at 208-496-3000
- Do not engage the individual who made or distributed the threat
- In case of a riot, leave the area immediately
- Inform police and the Public Safety Office
- Stay away from the situation until it is resolved