Bomb Threats

Upon Receiving A Bomb Threat by Phone:

  1. Remain calm.
  2. Listen carefully.
  3. Do not interrupt the caller:
  4. Try to keep the caller talking; 
  5. Keep the caller on the line as long as possible;
  6. Do not anger the caller;
  7. Write down exactly what the caller says.
  8. Obtain information necessary to complete Bomb Threat Data Reports. These forms can be downloaded from the Morgan State University Police web site.
  9. Keep a copy of the form at your workstation. 
  10. Try to determine
    a) Time device is set to detonate;
    b) Device location;
    c) Description of device;
    d) Type of explosive utilized;
    e) What will cause the device to detonate;
    f) If the caller is responsible for placing the device;
    g) Why the device was placed;
    h) Name, address, and phone number of caller;
    i) Organization represented by the caller;
    j) Exact wording of threat;
    k) Time and length of call and number call was made to;
    l) Age, gender, and voice characteristics of caller; and
    m) Background noises in the calls.
  11. Notify MSUPD - (443) 885 3103 or ext. 3103
  12. Do not erase threats if they are left on voice mail.
  13. Notify your supervisor.
  14. Meet and cooperate with responding University Police personnel.