The majority of bomb threats are crank calls where a bomb has not been planted. The caller achieves satisfaction by observing a building being evacuated because of his/her telephone call.
If you receive a bomb threat:
- Stay calm and courteous. Keep the caller talking. Ask for the specific location and time of detonation. Gather as much information from the caller as possible.
- Try to signal a co-worker to listen on the telephone line, if possible.
- Write down the information. Listen for background noises. Listen closely to the voice for accents, speech impediments or age indications.
- If you see a suspicious object, DO NOT HANDLE THE OBJECT OR TURN ROOM LIGHTS ON OR OFF. Begin moving people away from the area around the device.
- Immediately call 911.
Public Safety Contact Numbers
Call 911 in an emergency
- Life-threatening situation
- Medical emergency
- Crime in progress
- Major disturbance
- Crime report
- Request for police presence to deal with potentially-disruptive person
Call Extension 7654 or (619) 644-7654 for Campus and Parking Services
- Automobile assistance
- Lost & Found
- Safety Escort
- Room Unlock/Lock
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