Pro-Bomb Threat

procedure bomb threat modified Fri Jan 31 2020 09:16:44 GMT-0500 (Eastern Standard Time)

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University of Louisville

OFFICIAL
UNIVERSITY
ADMINISTRATIVE
PROCEDURE

PROCEDURE NAME

Bomb Threat

EFFECTIVE DATE

PROCEDURE APPLICABILITY

This procedure applies to the University Community (administrators, faculty, staff, and students).

PROCEDURE STATEMENT

The University of Louisville has established the following procedures in response to bomb threats:

  1. Bomb threats may be received by telephone, e-mail or letter. If you receive a bomb threat, remain calm and obtain as much information as possible: 
    • Exact location of the bomb 
    • When is it going to explode 
    • What kind of bomb  
    • Why it was placed here 
    • Caller’s identify 
  2. Immediately call Public Safety at 911. Provide them any information that you have received, specifically the location and the time the bomb is supposed to explode. 
  3. If the threat was made in writing, do not handle the letter or note any more than necessary. 
  4. Do not touch or move any unfamiliar objects, and wait for police to arrive on the scene. 
  5. The senior Department of Public Safety official on site will determine if an evacuation is warranted. If the building is evacuated, account for all building occupants at the designated meeting area. 
  6. The Provost or his/her designee will make all decisions regarding cancellation of classes. 


ADMINISTRATIVE AUTHORITY

UofL Chief of Police

RESPONSIBLE UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENT/DIVISION

University of Louisville Police
Floyd Street Parking Garage
Louisville, KY 40292
502-852-7236
uoflpolicechief@louisville.edu 

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