Bomb Threat Checklist

  • Note phone number
  • Date/time of call
  • Note exact wording of the threat

ASK AND RECORD THE ANSWERS TO THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS:

  • What is your name?
  • Where are you calling from?
  • When will the bomb explode?
  • Where is the bomb?
  • Which building is it in?
  • What does it look like?
  • What kind of bomb is it?
  • Why are you doing this?

Note the following:

1. Background noise:

SURROUNDINGS

  • construction
  • factory
  • household
  • kitchen
  • office
  • party
  • street
  • traffic
  • other

NOISES

  • animals
  • bells
  • laughter
  • machines
  • music
  • PA system
  • quiet
  • siren
  • static
  • TV
  • voices
  • other

TELEPHONE CALL

  • external call
  • internal call
  • local
  • long distance

2. Caller’s voice:

VOICE QUALITY

  • breathy
  • broken
  • calm
  • cracking
  • deep
  • excited
  • loud
  • nasal
  • normal
  • ragged
  • rapid
  • raspy
  • shouting
  • slow
  • soft/quiet
  • squeaky/high
  • whispering
  • other

CALLER IS

  • adult
  • child
  • female
  • male

DEMEANOR

  • angry
  • clears throat
  • crying
  • disguised
  • giggling
  • laughing
  • intoxicated
  • irrational
  • righteous
  • sincere
  • stressed

ACCENT

  • accented
  • distorted
  • local accent
  • familiar? sounds like whom?
  • no accent
  • foreign: describe accent

LANGUAGE

  • distinct
  • educated
  • foreign language
  • foul
  • incoherent
  • irrational
  • lisp
  • slurred
  • stuttering
  • uneducated
  • other

MESSAGE

  • read
  • spoken
  • recorded