UNCG Emergency Management

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Suspicious

Suspicious activity can range from a suspicious person to a suspicious package.  The most important thing to remember is that if you see something that does not look or feel right, call University Police IMMEDIATELY.  Remember; You Be the One to Say Something!  You could prevent the next crime. 


Suspicious Person

A suspicious person may present themselves in different ways.  You may notice someone who looking inside of empty offices or cars, or trying to open doors to offices or vehicles.  Other times you may notice someone trying to cut a lock off of a bicycle.  Remember, if something does not look or feel right, contact University Police IMMEDIATELY (334-4444).   If you are off campus, dial 9-1-1.  

  • Do not confront the person.
  • Contact University Police immediately: 334-4444.  Off-campus dial 9-1-1.
  • Provide as much information as possible:
    • A description of the individual.
    • Where they are located; and what direction they may be going.
    • What they are doing.
    • Do they have any weapons?
  • Follow the instructions of University Police.
  • Maintain awareness of your surroundings.  Remember your safety is most important.  Always call as soon as you witness a suspicious person or activity.  If you wait, it may be too late to prevent something from happening. 

Suspicious Substance

Suspicious substances are rare, but you may encounter a situation where you are presented with an unknown substance.  Situations may include receiving an envelope from an unknown sender that feels like it has powder inside or maybe a strange substance in an unusual location.
  • If you receive a letter or package and believe there is a suspicious/unknown substance (such as white powder) inside, do not open the package.  Do not discard of the package.  Do not carry/move the package around.
  • Contact University Police immediately: 334-4444.  If off campus, dial 9-1-1.
  • Provide as much information as possible:
    • A description of the package.
    • Is anything coming out of the package? 
    • Is anyone sick (coughing, difficulty breathing, etc…)?
  • If the package was opened, and an unknown/suspicious substance was seen, do not move or carry the package.  Do not discard of the package.  Set the package down, and contact University Police immediately: 334-4444.  Provide as much information as possible. 
  • Do not panic.  Follow the instructions of emergency personnel. 
  • Do not evacuate the building unless instructed by University Police, or unless there is an immediate threat to your health and safety.

For more information on suspicious activity including what to do or what to look for, contact University Police at 334-5963.

In the event of any emergency, know who to call:  

  • On-Campus: Contact Campus Police – 336.334.4444
  • Off-Campus: Contact 911

Office of Emergency Management:

Email: BeReady@uncg.edu
Phone: 336.256.8632