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Campus Safety

Bomb Threat & Bomb Threat Checklist

Bomb Threats:
  1. Bomb threats are usually received by telephone.
  2. The person receiving the bomb threat should remain calm and attempt to obtain as much information as possible from the caller by using the checklist on the following page. (Copies of the checklist should also be kept at employee work stations.)
  3. Call the Sheriff’s Department at #3 or (323) 953-2911. Give your name, location and telephone number. Inform the dispatcher of the situation, including any information you have as to the location of the bomb, time it is set to explode and the time when you received the call.
  4. Inform your supervisor and/or department head.
Suspicious Object or Package: 

In the event of a suspicious object/package is observed on campus, do not handle the object, immediately clear the area and call the Sheriff’s Department at #3 or (323) 953-2911.

Evacuation of the Area:
  1. If instructed to evacuate, move a minimum of 300 feet away from the building.
  2. If inclement weather conditions exist, move to another building a safe distance away.
  3. Do not return to an evacuated building unless instructed to do so by emergency personnel.
Questions to Ask:
  • When is the bomb going to explode?
  • Where is the bomb now?
  • What does it look like?
  • What kind of bomb is it?
  • What will cause it to explode?
  • Why?
  • What is your address?
  • What is your name?
Exact Wording of Threat:


Room ____________________

Fill out completely and immediately after bomb threat:

Sex of Caller_________
Time of Call_________
Duration of Call_________

Callers Voice: (check all that apply)

___Clearing throat
___Deep breathing
___Cracking voice    
___Disguised accent
___If accent, type:
Threat Language:_________________

Background Sounds (check all that apply):

___Street noises
___PA system
___Animal Noise
___Long distance
___Read, like from a prepared statement



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Phone: 323.953.4000


Emergency: 323.953.2911