Bomb Threat

In the event a bomb threat is received follow the below procedures.

Response (if you receive the call)

  1. If the bomb threat is by phone, keep talking to the caller and attempt to get as much information as possible. On display phones write down the number that the call is coming from, the time, and date of the call.

  2. Fill out the Bomb Threat Checklis​t as soon as practical. Take exact notes. Law enforcement will use this information. 

  3. Ask the caller the exact location of the bomb (building, floor, room, etc.), the time the bomb is set to go off, the kind of bomb, the timing device. Note the caller's speech pattern, accent, lisp, distinguishing characteristics, and any background noises. Record all statements made by caller.

  4. Do not hang up your phone, even if the caller hangs up. Wait for the authorities to arrive. Use a different phone to call authorities.

  5. Immediately call 911 and then notify University Police and Security Services at 715-346-3456 from a different phone than the one in which the threat was received. If possible, do not use the involved phone until authorized by authorities.

Response (if campus receives a bomb threat​)

  • Remain calm.

  • Follow directions from campus authorities and await updates.

  • The Stevens​​​ Point Police Department and Fire Department can give a lawful order to evacuate a building. University Police, Line Officers, and Directors may also order an evacuation. Follow Evacuation Procedures if one is so ordered.​

  • Pay attention to your surroundings.

  • Be alert to suspicious activities, items and packages. 

  • Notify law enforcement if you see anything out of the ordinary.


University Police and Security Services

Bomb Threat Checklist

Page last reviewed: August 15, 2023

Page last updated: September 1, 2023​