receive a bomb threat by telephone, try to remain calm and get as much
information as possible from the caller. Try to write down the caller's exact
words and the time of the call. Check to see if the caller's phone number or
location is displayed on your phone.
Ask the caller:
- When is the bomb going
- Where is the bomb?
- What does it look like?
- What kind of bomb is it?
- What will cause it to
- Did you place the bomb?
- What is your name and
Try to notice descriptive or
other useful details (preferably write them down):
- Did the caller sound
like a man? a woman?
- Approximate age?
- Distinctive voice,
pronunciation or accent, or speech patterns?
- Tone of voice and
- Did the call seem to be
- Were there background
voices or noises or other clues about location or caller identity?
If the threat came in a form
other than a call (e.g., a note was left or delivered):
- Immediately notify NCCU
Police by calling 919-530-6106 or using a Blue Light phone
- Report the time,
location and content of the threat message, as well as your location and
- Stay on the line until
the dispatcher terminates the phone call. Answer the dispatcher's
questions and do exactly what the dispatcher tells you to do (try to take
- Take a quick visual look
around your area for any suspicious objects. Do not touch or move the
- If you are told to
evacuate the area, take your notes about the call with you.
Follow your department's evacuation and assembly
procedures (check the back of your printed guide).