Bomb Threat Policy

In the event of a Bomb Threat, the following actions are recommended by Davenport University.

If You Receive a Threat by Letter or Email

  • Preserve the letter for investigation.¬† The letter should not be handled after it is open
  • Notify Public Safety who will notify local law enforcement
  • Do NOT turn off lights, computers or appliances
  • Do NOT close any doors or windows
  • Do NOT use electronic wireless devices, two-way radios, intercom/paging system or the fire alarm

If You Receive a Threat by Phone

  • Remain calm
  • Attempt to keep the caller on the phone as long as possible
  • Follow and complete the Bomb Threat Checklist
  • Notify Public Safety who will notify local law enforcement
  • Do NOT turn off lights, computers or appliances
  • Do NOT close any doors or windows
  • Do NOT use electronic wireless devices, two-way radios, intercom/paging system or the fire alarm

If an Actual Bomb is Discovered 

  • Notify Public Safety who will initiate a building-wide evacuation and contact local law enforcement
  • Evacuate the immediate area quietly and calmly
  • Take your personal items with you
  • Do NOT assume that another bomb is not in the same general area
  • Do NOT turn off lights, computers or appliances
  • Do NOT close any doors or windows
  • Do NOT use electronic wireless devices, two-way radios, intercom/paging system or the fire alarm
  • Stand 300 or more feet away from the building and wait for permission from Public Safety to re-enter¬†