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Jeanne Clery Act

Bomb Threats/Suspicious Packages on the ULM Campus

If you receive a bomb threat on campus, please follow these procedures:

1). Stay calm.

2). Immediately call ULM Police at 318-342-5350 or 1-911 after receiving a bomb threat. In most cases bomb threats will be received by telephone. ULM Police will determine if evacuation or other action is necessary.

If you receive a telephoned threat:

• Remain calm and get as much information as possible.

• If possible, signal another person and write a note explaining that the call is a bomb threat. The other person should then alert University Police.

• Note the exact time of the call and attempt to write down the exact words of the caller

Ask the caller (if possible):

• When the bomb is set to explode?

• What kind of bomb it is?

• Where it is located?

• What it looks like?

• Who the caller is?

• Why are they doing this?


If you receive a written bomb threat, do not handle it any more than necessary. Place it in an envelope to preserve possible fingerprints.

Suspicious Packages

Suspicious packages can come in all shapes and sizes. In general terms, a suspicious package is any bag, box, backpack, package or other item left unattended or that otherwise seems out of place. For example, a package on a mailroom counter is not necessarily suspicious. But place that same unattended package on a train station platform, it becomes suspicious.

Suspicious packages should be immediately reported to ULM Police at 318-342-5350 or 1-911. ULM Police will determine if evacuation or other action is necessary.

Typical characteristics of suspicious letters and packages may include:

• Misspelled words
• Unexpected
• Restrictive markings such as "Personal" or "Confidential"
• Postmark does not match return address
• Badly typed or written
• Excessive postage
• No return address
• Wrong title or name in address
• Excessive tape or string
• Protruding wires.
• Strange odor
• Crystals or powder-like residue
• Oily stains, discolorations or crystallization on wrapping
• Lopsided, rigid or bulky package
• Ticking sounds

If you receive a suspicious package:

• Call ULM Police at 318-342-5350 or 1-911 and follow police instructions
Handle it with care. Don’t shake or bump it

• Isolate it immediately
• Don’t open, smell or taste
• Wash your hands with soap or water