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If a telephone call is received:

1.4.8.1 Bomb Threat Protocols

  • Remain calm, be courteous, do not interrupt the caller
  • Do not discuss the threat in public
  • Do not touch suspicious packages, letters or objects
  • Do not start or repeat rumors

Unless SUPD or other bomb threat respondents request your help, leave search efforts to the appropriate authorities. If you find a suspicious object, report its location and any information you have to SUPD immediately. Do not touch it yourself. Evacuate all students and personnel from the area of immediate danger as directed by the SUPD.

1.4.7.1  Responses to receiving suspicious letters or packages:

  • Stay calm
  • DO NOT TOUCH THE PACKAGE
  • Contact SUPD Leave the area and contact the Suffolk University Police Department (SUPD) at (617) 573-8111. They  Identify the location of the letter or package and provide the officer as much information as possible while staying on the telephone
  • SUPD will contact the Boston Police Department, Boston Fire Department, OEHSEmergency Manager, and Facilities if Facilities as necessary.
  • The Emergency Manager will contact the Incident Support Team as necessary
  • If the package is opened or leaking, seal the room (close windows and lock the doors if you can do so), restrict acess access to the area, and verbally notify other persons in your immediate area of the threat of a suspicious substance.
  • If you open a letter or package that may have contaminated you, or there is some sort of foreign substance in the envelope or package, place the letter back into the envelope/package and close it back up. Call SUPD to report the letter and When you call SUPD, tell the dispatcher you have opened the envelope/package, there is a substance inside, and what you have done up to that point
  • If the package is unopened, seal, and leave the room and await direction from the proper authorities
  • In buildings with centrally controlled HVAC, Facilities will shut off the air supply and, when appropriate, return fans to the affected area(s)

Receipt of a Telephone Threat:

  • Get as much information about the caller as possible
  • Keep the caller on the phone as long as possible

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  • Tell a nearby coworker to contact

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1.4.7.2  Responses to Bomb Threats:

Bomb Threat Protocols:

In cases that SUPD does respond, they will:

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 Suffolk Suffolk University Police or other threat respondents will take responsibility for further action and will contact you if they need additional information.    

 

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Incident Support Team10/7/2015