Bomb Threats

Bomb threats usually come by telephone. If you receive such a call, remain calm and elicit as much information as possible from the caller.


Ask these questions

  • When will the bomb explode?
  • Where is it right now?
  • What does it look like?
  • What kind of bomb is it? What will cause it to explode?
  • Why did you select this place for it?
  • Did you place the bomb? Who did? Why?
  • What is your address? Your name?
  • Call the UGA Police Department immediately at 706-542-2200 to give them the information, describing the caller’s voice, any background noises, and the exact wording of the message.
  • Preserve any caller identification information recorded by the telephone.
  • Notify an official of the building you are in.
  • Do not touch suspicious packages. Inform the authorities and let the experts decide what to do.

Contact the UGA Police Department IMMEDIATELY:

UGA Police Department
286 Oconee St. Suite 100
Athens, GA, 30602
Emergency Phone: (706) 542-2200