If a telephone call is received:
- Get as much information about the caller as possible
- Keep the caller on the phone as long as possible. Delay them
- Tell a nearby coworker to contact the Suffolk University Police at (617)573-8111 and indicate that a bomb/bio-chemical or chemical threat is being received
- If possible, transfer the call to University Police Dispatch at (617)573-8111
- See attached "Telephone Procedures Bomb Threat Checklist" (Section 8.0). Complete the checklist to the greatest extent possible
- If an area of threat is specified, be prepared to evacuate specified floor, floor above, and floor below at SUPD discretion
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
In cases that SUPD does respond, they will:
- isolate the substance and or the suspicious package.
- establish communication and control, warn others in the area
- set up a perimeter
- evacuate the area if necessary or ordered by SUPD
- attempt to identify persons involved and or those person (s) adversely impacted
- provide first aid
- gather evidence
- notify the ICS Core Team
- attempt to render the scene safe upon investigation.
Suffolk University Police or other threat respondents will take responsibility for further action and will contact you if they need additional information.