Working arrangements may allow for signaling another employee to listen in on the call. This should be
planned. The second person can concentrate on characteristics of the caller and background sound.
The primary receiver can concentrate on the exact words of the caller.
Notification of Support Agencies.
As a rule, those agencies that should be notified are:
o Military Police.
o Explosive Ordinance Disposal (EOD).
o Fire Department.
o Medical personnel.
o Other persons as dictated by local SOP. These might be higher commanders, public affairs
personnel, or staff duty personnel, or emergency operation center (EOC).
In addition, local police, the FBI (when the threat falls within their jurisdiction), and public utilities may
also be notified.
Any person in a position of responsibility must be briefed on each notification to be made and its
Military Police (MP). Normally, the MP desk sergeant is the first person who is notified. Depending on
local station SOP, he would make the necessary notifications. In some locations, it might be the duty of
the persons in the building to make the notifications. Prior planning must determine who is responsible.
MP will respond as the initial investigating agency for a bomb threat. They will cordon off the target
area, provide traffic control, and obtain facts for the investigation. They will NOT conduct a search as
they will not be familiar with the search area.
Explosive Ordinance Disposal (EOD). Normally, EOD personnel will not respond to a bomb threat
unless a suspicious item is located. They may be able to tell you if any other threats have been
received of a similar nature, and if any bombs were discovered. They may also give guidance if a
device is located.