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Campus Safety

Bomb Threat & Bomb Threat Checklist

Bomb Threats:
  1. Bomb threats are usually received by telephone. However, if you see or read about a bomb threat or any threat directed toward LACC, immediately notify the Campus Sheriff’s Office at (323) 953-2911.
  2. The person receiving the telephoned bomb threat should remain calm and attempt to obtain as much information as possible from the caller by using the “TELEPHONE THREAT” listed below.
  3. Call the Sheriff’s Department ext. 2911 (from your mobile phone dial (323) 953-2911). Give your name, location and telephone number. Inform the dispatched of the situation including any information you may have as to the location of the bomb, time it is set to explode, and 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. The Sheriff’s Department and the Campus President will advise if an evacuation is necessary. 

Evacuation of the Area:
  1. If instructed to evacuate, go to the area designated for evacuations or the location instructed by the Sheriff’s Department.
  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.
TELEPHONE THREAT
  1. ATTEMPT TO KEEP THE CALLER TALKING IN ORDER TO GET THE FOLLOWING:
    • When will the device explode?
    • Where is it located?
    • What does the device look like?
    • What kind of incendiary device is the bomb?
    • Did the caller place the device?
    • Why did the caller place the device?
  2. ATTEMPT TO DETERMINE AND RECORD THE FOLLOWING:
    • Caller’s speech pattern or accent
    • Background noises, caller’s name, or address from which the call is being made
    • Caller’s age and sex
    • Caller’s emotional state
    • Date and time of call
  3. IMMEDIATELY CONTACT COLLEGE SHERIFF EXT 2911 (from your mobile phone dial (323)953-2911).
Exact Wording of Threat:

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Building___________________
Room ____________________

Fill out completely and immediately after bomb threat:

Sex of Caller_________
Age______
Race_________
Time of Call_________
Duration of Call_________

Callers Voice: (check all that apply)

___Calm
___Angry
___Excited
___Slow
___Rapid
___Soft
___Loud    
___Laughing
___Crying
___Normal
___Distinct
___Slurred
___Nasal
___Stutter    
___Lisp
___Raspy
___Deep
___Ragged
___Clearing throat
___Deep breathing
___Cracking voice    
___Disguised accent
___If accent, type:
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___Familiar
Threat Language:_________________

Background Sounds (check all that apply):

___Street noises
___Crockery
___Voices
___PA system
___Music
___Motor
___Office
___Machinery
___Factory
___Animal Noise
___Clear
___Static
___Local
___Long distance
___Booth
___Other
___Well-spoken 
___Educated
___Foul
___Irrational
___Read, like from a prepared statement
___Incoherent
___Taped

Remarks:

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Phone: 323.953.4000

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Emergency: 323.953.2911