BOMB THREAT

By Telephone:

Do Not Hang Up! Remain Clam!

The excitement generated by a bomb threat often causes the individual receiving the call to terminate the call prematurely. Unless you feel an immediate threat, try to prolong the conversation and extract as much information as possible. Take the caller seriously. Ask a lot of questions, using the checklist below as a guide. Notify AWC Campus Police immediately at 314-9500 or 344-5555.

Sex of caller:M or F
Age:____________________
Race:____________________
Time:____________________
Date____________________
Number at which call was received:____________________
If known, name of caller:____________________

Question to ask:

When is the bomb going to explode?____________________
Where is it?____________________
What does it look like?____________________
What kind of bomb is it?____________________
How is the bomb wrapped?____________________
Why did you place the bomb?____________________
Are you part of a group or organization?____________________
Did you place the bomb? What is your name?____________________
What will cause the bomb to explode?____________________

Caller's voice:

CalmAngryExcitedSoftLoud
AccentLaughingCryingSlurredNasal
StutterLispRaspyDeepRagged
Clearing throatCracking voiceDisguisedArticulateNervous
Slow speechFast speechVulgarDrunkFamiliar

Is the caller incoherent?____________________
Is the caller irrational?____________________

Background Sounds:

StreetKitchenVoicesPA systemMusic
House noisesMotorMachineryAnimalClear
StaticBoothSirensPeopleParty
Office sounds

Was the message taped?____________________
Was the message read?____________________