Bomb Threat Procedure

Listen, be calm, courteous, and do not interrupt

  1. Time call received
  2. Time call ended
  3. What exactly did the caller say?
  4. Questions to ask:
  • Where is the bomb?
  • What does it look like?
  • When is the bomb going to explode?
  • What kind of bomb is it?
  • What will cause it to explode?
  • Did you place the bomb?
  • Why are you doing this?
  • What is your location?
  • What is your name?
  • What is your address?
  • What is your phone number?
  • Are you calling from a payphone?
  1. Sex of caller
  2. Race of caller
  3. Age of caller
  4. Number where call received
  5. Report Call immediately to authorities. Ensure this can get accomplished on a second line.
  6. Caller’s voice appeared:
  • Normal, slow, Loud, Angry, Rapid, Laughter, Foreign, Familiar etc…
  1. If voice is familiar whom did it sound like?
  2. Background sounds:
  • Street noises, PA systems, motor, automobile, cellular phones, factory machinery, clear long distance, music, voices etc…
  1. Threatening Language:
  • Irrational, well spoken and educated, message read by threat maker, foul, taped, incoherent, code words used, name of person receiving call, date of threat call etc…