Responding to Suspicious Mail: Biological Threats

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Responding to Suspicious Mail: Biological Threats

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The threat of attacks on individuals involving Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD), especially chemical or biological agents, continues to be of significant concern. Law enforcement should respond to all reports of suspicious letters or packages. The safety of all persons involved is the first priority in such incidences. It is the responsibility of the responding officer(s) to assess the situation and make a determination whether to evacuate the area and summon Hazardous Materials (HAZ MAT) personnel.

These documents establish guidelines for responding to and handling suspicious packages through a unified law enforcement and HAZ MAT service.

This topic has been archived - it is intended for reference purposes only and will not be updated.

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