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Police / Fire / Medical / Suspicious Behavior: 716-645-2222Police: 716-645-2222
Non-emergency hazardous material concerns: 716-829-3301

When calling the police:

  • Give your name, location and phone number.
  • Describe what happened.
  • Do not hang up until asked.
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Bomb Threats

If you receive a bomb threat over the phone, please adhere to the following guidelines:

  • Keep the caller on the line and attempt to get as much information as possible. Ask for the message to be repeated to confirm it. If possible, record the message.
  • If the caller does not indicate the location of the bomb or the time of possible detonation, ask for this information.
  • Inform the caller that the building is occupied and the detonation of a bomb could result in death or serious injury to many innocent people.
  • Pay particular attention to background noises, which may give a clue as to the location of the caller.
  • Listen closely to the voice (male or female), voice tone (calm or excited), accents and speech impediments. Immediately after the caller hangs up, report the call. Law enforcement personnel will want to talk firsthand with the person who received the call.
  • Report the threat immediately to the appropriate agencies. If it's on campus, call University Police at 716-645-2222.