Personnel receiving telephoned threats should attempt to get the exact location where the bomb has been planted, or is going to be planted. Also, attempt to get as much information as possible about the caller, for example, male or female, accent, and so listen for any background noise that may indicate the location of the caller. Use the checklist at the end of this section, Bomb Threats to help record this information.
Complete the Bomb Threats Checklist [PDF: 177KB] as soon as possible after receiving a threatening call and report it immediately to the College Sheriff at extension 2911 from a campus phone or 818-947-2911 from a cell phone or other off campus phone. An evacuation maybe required. If so, follow the building evacuation procedures.
A suspicious package includes any package, bag, box, pipe, backpack, suitcase, duffle bag, virtually anything that could contain an explosive or incendiary device that appears out of place, or is in your classroom, work area, or anywhere and you are not sure of what it is or to whom it belongs.
Mailed items may be identified by one, or a combination of any the following:
- Addressed to an area instead of a specific person
- No return address
- Heavy package with excessive amounts of packaging tape or string
- Package is leaking or has liquid stains
- Noises emitting from package
- Package does not fit area (i.e.: lunch box hidden behind pipes)
- Anything about a package pertaining to its delivery method, time of delivery, addressee or any other item that arouses suspicion.
IF YOU OBSERVE A SUSPICIOUS OBJECT OR POTENTIAL BOMB ON CAMPUS DO NOT HANDLE OR IN ANY WAY TOUCH THE OBJECT! CLEAR THE AREA AND ONLY WHEN AWAY FROM THE AREA, IMMEDIATELY CALL COLLEGE SHERIFF ON EXTENSION 2911.
Conducting a Search
No one knows your work area or what belongs there or is out of place as well as you, as such you may be asked to conduct a search of your area for suspicious packages. When conducting a search, DO NOT OPEN CABINETS and most importantly should you discover a suspicious package DO NOT TOUCH it!
Get yourself and others away from the area and only when away from the area, then immediately call
College Sheriff at extension 2911, (818-947-2911) .
Download Bomb Threat Checklist