Bomb Threats and Suspicious Packages
Signs of a suspicious package
- No return address
- Excessive postage
- Strange odor
- Strange sounds
- Unexpected delivery
- Poorly handwritten
- Misspelled words
- Incorrect titles
- Foreign postage
- Restrictive notes
If a Bomb Threat Is Received by Phone
- Remain calm. Keep the caller on the line for as long as possible. DO NOT HANG UP, even if the caller does.
- Listen carefully. Be polite and show interest.
- Try to keep the caller talking to learn more information.
- If possible, write a note to a colleague to call the authorities or, as soon as the caller hangs, up, immediately notify them yourself.
- If your phone has a display, copy the number and/or letters on the window display.
- Complete the bomb threat checklist (can be found on Campus Police Webpage) immediately. Write down as much detail as you can remember. Try to get exact words.
- Immediately upon termination of the call, do not hang up, but from a different phone, contact FPS immediately with information and await instructions.
Calling the Police
For emergencies, call 9-11 or Delgado Campus Police at (504) 671-6111.
For non emergencies, call Delgado Campus Police at (504) 671-6112.
Safety Presentations to address your specific concerns or an overview of campus safety and security programs, call the Campus Police at (504) 671-5475.
Night Escort Service for a walking escort to destinations on or near campus, service available by calling campus police at (504) 671-6112.