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Bomb Threat Training
Crime Prevention Office
University of Miami Police Department
5665 Ponce De Leon Boulevard
Coral Gables, FL 33146
The Basics
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Most bomb threats are hoaxes and are primarily
made to disrupt business operations.
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Authenticity will be made by management for the
safety of people and property.
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Have a plan in place before a threat is received.
Notification
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Create a response plan tailored to the unit.
Specifically taking into account the unique
operations of the unit, its size and physical layout.
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In the event of a threat NOTIFY POLICE, OR
SECURITY FOR YOUR CAMPUS
IMMEDIATELY. The respective department will
notify that campuses Crisis Decision Team and
local police.
Bomb Threat Response
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Campus police or security will respond to the site to
determine if any occupants are present and evacuate
the building.
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Bomb Threats can be received in different forms
(listed below), and should be taken seriously.
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Phone
Email
Mail
Observation
These threats can be specific or non-specific
IMMEDIATE Actions
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If a bomb threat is received it is important to
know what to do:
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Individual Action:
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Remember details of
conversation
Foreign accent?
Gender
Innuendos as to bomb
location
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Respond in a matter-of-fact
manner, asking the caller to
repeat what they said.
IMMEDIATELY report
the incident to your
supervisor
See bomb threat checklist
IMMEDIATE Actions
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Supervisor Action:
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IMMEDIATELY
report the incident to
UM Police or Security
Department
Start building
evacuation, and be sure
each person is out of
building
Direct an orderly
evacuation, if
appropriate
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Protect official records, if
possible
Arrange to have members
of staff to accompany
emergency services on
inspection
If a suspicious object is
found, DO NOT TOUCH!
Keep a running log of
conditions as they occur
Receiving a Bomb Threat
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Upon receipt of a bomb threat:
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Remain calm
Listen carefully about what’s being said, for background noise or voices,
and for an accent or other voice characteristics
Always take the call seriously and do not interrupt the caller
Ask the caller to repeat any part of the conversation you did not
understand
Obtain as much information as possible and write it down using the
“Bomb Threat Report Form”
Attempt to alert others to contact police while remaining on the line with
the caller
Inform the caller that detonation can cause injury or death to others
Note the time of the call
Developing a Response Plan
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Each unit within the University must create a response
plan, which UMPD is happy to assist with. The response
plan should include:
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Formation of a Threat Response Team
Assigned and defined team functions
Establish an emergency team communications system
Know available resources
Have an understanding of emergency responders procedures
On a consistent basis conduct a plan review and continually
update
Conduct training as needed
Coordinate with neighboring units/departments
Following Procedure
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It is important to follow and familiarize yourself
with the University’s Bomb Threat Procedures.
(https://www6.miami.edu/policies_procedures/UMPD/BSI-010.pdf)
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More detail information on Bomb Threat Training
and Procedures can be found on the University’s
2007 – Disaster Plan
(https://www6.miami.edu/emergency/Disaster-Plans/2007-Disaster-Plan.pdf)
University of Miami Police Department
www.miami.edu/police

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