Bomb Threats


Police: Call 9-1-1
OSU-Cascades Campus Safety:  Call 541-322-3110

1.  Keep the caller on the phone as long as possible

2.  Get detailed information from caller (use Bomb Threat Checklist); record the call if able

3.  Look at telephone display, if equipped, write down the number.

4.  Have someone call 9-1-1 and OSU-Cascades Campus Safety Dispatch from a separate phone

  • Give your name, location and telephone number.  Inform 9-1-1 of the situation
  • Include any information you may have as to the location of the bomb, time it is set to detonate, and the time you received the call. 
  • Do not hang up until the dispatcher releases you from the conversation or if you feel threatened to remain on the phone in your current location
5.  Inform your supervisor and /or department head.  Indicate to your supervisor that you have notified 9-1-1 and OSU Campus Safety.

6.  Inform OSU-Cascades Campus Safety: 541-322-3110

7.  Evacuate if directed to do so.   
  • If you should spot a suspicious object, package, etc., report to 9-1-1.  Do not touch, tamper, or move it in any way.  Then contact Campus Safety.


  • Be prepared to be interviewed by officials
  • Contact your supervisor to seek counseling services

Report immediately to 9-1-1.

Then contact the OSU-Cascades Campus Safety: 541-322-3110

Fill checklist out completely, immediately after bomb threat.  

Date ____/_____/____        Name:_________________________________________

Position:_______________________    Phone number call received at:  _______________

Questions to ask: (record exact wording)

1.    Where is the bomb located?

2.    What time is it set to go off?

3.    What does the bomb look like?

4.    What kind of bomb is it?

5.    What will cause it to explode?

6.    Did you place the bomb?

7.    Why?

8.    What is your address?

9.    What is your name?

10.    Notes:  
Gender of caller________
Duration of call__________________
If the Caller’s voice is familiar, whom did it sound like?_____________________________
______ Calm ______ Crying ______ Deep
______ Soft ______ Loud ______ Laughing
______ Raspy ______ Familiar ______ Nasal
______ Stutter ______ Distinct ______ Accent
______ Slow ______ Disguised ______ Excited
______ Deep Breathing ______ Angry ______ Normal
______ Ragged ______ Lisp ______ Crackling Voice

Background Sounds

______ Street Noises ______ House Noises ______ Clear
______ Local ______ Static ______ Voices
______ Office Equipment ______ Motor ______ Factory Equipment
______ Long Distance ______ Phone Booth ______ PA System
______ Music ______ Animal Noises ______ Crockery
______ Other _______________________  

Threat Language

______ Well Spoken ______ Foul ______ Irrational
______ Incoherent ______ Taped ______ Message Read by Caller
Number at which call was received __________________