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Bomb squad personnel can be contacted by calling directly to the office or more efficiently and timely through the------unit

Communications unit

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Any member of the unit receiving a call of a bomb threat should get at least these 4 details from the caller:
1)
2)
3)
4)

1) location of bomb
2) precise time bomb is set to detonate
3) reason bomb was planted
4) any other information or details that could help locate the bomb or persons responsible for planting the bomb

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Who is responsible for monitoring the bomb threat call through to completion?

Communications unit supervisor

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Who is responsible to make sure all cell phones and vehicle laptop computers are not used within 300 feet of the bomb threat call scene?

Initial responders

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If it is necessary to use the radio, cell phone, or laptop computer at the bomb threat call scene, how far do you have to move away from the scene?

At least 300 feet

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Whose responsibility is it to establish a command post and check the immediate area around it for possible explosive devices at a bomb threat call incident?

Supervisory officer

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After the search for a bomb has been completed, how long should the people be allowed back into the location evacuation?

At least one hour after the threatened detonation

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At a found explosive devices incident, who is responsible for contacting the reporting party and determining where the suspicious package or suspected explosive device is located?

Initial responders

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During the found explosive devices incident, the initial responder should leave his radio on but not transmit from within how many feet?

Within 300 feet

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In regards to found explosive device, generally, if the bomb is larger----- then you should consider evacuating additional floors and consider evacuating the entire building.

Shoebox

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Who is responsible for attempting to locate the keys for all the spaces in the facility that is affected by a found explosive device?

Initial responders

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Who is responsible for dispatching at least two officers and a supervisor to the scene of a suspected suicide bomber?

Communications unit

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Initials responders to a suicide bomber, should not close distance to negotiate with the suspect. Instead they should utilize---- and----- as safety measures

Cover and shielding

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In regards to suicide bombers, if the person fails to obey verbal commands and the officer reasonably believes the actions of the person create a threat of physical harm to another person, including the officer, the officer may do what ?

Use the necessary force he deems reasonable under the circumstances to protect themselves and others

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Who is responsible for determining if there are enough officers on the scene of a suicide bomber to secure the perimeter and call for officers with rifles?

Supervisory officer

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In all suicide bomber cases the fire department will be notified and will send at least ----- and -----to the scene

At least one truck and one EMS unit

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It is recommended officers do not enter the scene of a post – blast scene until it has been cleared by the------

Bomb squad

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Officers should consider the utilization of their assigned -------whenever there are injuries related to a post – blast scene

Personal protective equipment

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How should you notify the communications unit to have the bomb squad respond to the scene when a citizen brings an explosive device to a police facility?

Notify from a phone line

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If a citizen brings an item to a police facility that appears to be a bomb or is suspicious what should you do?

Immediately evacuate the building

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If a citizen brings an explosive device to police facility that is a war souvenir besides evacuating the building and waiting for the bomb squad to respond what else could you do?

Get the item outside and limit access to it until the bomb squad arrives?

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When an actual or suspected explosive device is located, the call is reclassified as a?

Critical incident

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.04 UNIT and OFFICER RESPONSIBILITIES
A. Communications Unit Responsibilities:
1. Communications Unit personnel, upon receipt of a bomb threat, dispatch uniformed officers, including a
supervisory officer, to the scene of the bomb threat.
2. Find out from the person who received the call the _______so the threat can be evaluated.

exact words used in the threat

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.04 UNIT and OFFICER RESPONSIBILITIES
A. Communications Unit Responsibilities:
4. The Bomb Squad will determine if the _______is notified. _______will not respond to Threat Calls that deal with suspected devices, such as unclaimed packages and briefcases until the ______determines the need for a follow up investigation. Arson conducts the follow-up investigations for h_____ and i_____. The _______, for that particular service area, conducts the follow-up investigations for bomb threat calls only.

Fire Department’s Arson Investigator
Arson Investigators
SAPD Bomb Squad
hoax devices and Improvised Explosive Devices (IED)
Property Crimes Detail

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.04 UNIT and OFFICER RESPONSIBILITIES
A. Communications Unit Responsibilities:
5. The ______is notified if the bomb threat involves extortion

Homicide Unit

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.05 BOMB THREAT SEARCHES AND EVACUATIONS
A. Searching
2. Police will advise the owner/ person in charge of safety considerations.
a. No radio or cellular phone transmissions.
b. Do not touch any suspicious items.
c. Contact police immediately if any suspicious items are located.
d. Have the employees take their ______, if an evacuation is conducted. Also, have the employees check their _____as they evacuate to see if anything unusual is present.
e. The Bomb Squad will conduct a search of the location, if requested by the officer at the scene or by the owner/person in charge of the premises.

personal items (purses, backpacks, briefcases, etc.)
work areas

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.06 FOUND EXPLOSIVE DEVICES
B. Initial Responders Responsibilities
6. Evacuate the immediate area around the suspect device to a minimum distance of three hundred (300) feet.
a. If the location is a multiple floor building, evacuate the ____, _____, or _____

floor the bomb is on, the floor above and the floor
below.

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.06 FOUND EXPLOSIVE DEVICES
B. Initial Responders Responsibilities
8. Provide the Bomb Squad personnel with all available information upon their arrival.
a. If possible, make a ________around the device. Include any special circumstances such as
h_______.

sketch of the floor plan
hazardous materials

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.07 SUICIDE BOMBERS
C. Initial Responders Responsibilities
1. Upon arrival at the scene of a possible suicide bomber, officers should obtain as much information as possible
to help determine if the suspect is indeed a suicide bomber.
2. Have the Communications Unit contact the Bomb Squad and start them to the location of the suspect suicide
bomber.
3. When responding to person(s) attached to improvised explosive device(s), officers should:
a. ______so they cannot intentionally or accidentally detonate the device;
b. Order the person to ____ and _____

a) Control the person
b) stand still and make no movement at all.

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.07 SUICIDE BOMBERS
C. Initial Responders Responsibilities
4. Do not close distance to negotiate with the suspect. Utilize cover and shielding as safety measures.
5. Designate “_____” person to give commands to the suspect to avoid confusion from multiple officers giving the suspect confusing commands.
6. Direct officers to the scene and set up a ______around the suspect. Utilize _____, if they are available.

5) one
6) perimeter
patrol rifles

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.07 SUICIDE BOMBERS
C. Initial Responders Responsibilities
8. If the suspect is compliant;
a. Have the suspect ______.
b. Have the suspect ______ and _____.
c. Have the suspect ______ and _______ to ensure that the suspect does not have any other explosives on his body.
d. Once the officer is confident there are no other explosives on the suspect, direct the suspect to ______so the suspect can be taken into custody.
e. Maintain perimeter security and do not approach the explosive device until the Bomb Squad has arrived
and determined the area is safe.

a) show you his hands
b) remove the explosive device and step away from it
c) remove his clothes and turn three hundred sixty (360) degrees
d) officers on the perimeter

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.07 SUICIDE BOMBERS
D. Supervisory Officer Responsibility
5. Ensure proper notifications have been made and ascertain whether or not the ______and put on stand-by.

EOC should be alerted

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.07 SUICIDE BOMBERS
D. Supervisory Officer Responsibility
9. If media helicopters are present, contact the _____and have them contact _____and _______. An explosive device can send pieces of fragmentation over large areas and cause damage to the helicopters.

Helicopter Detail
the FAA tower
secure the air space over the situation

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.08 ADDITIONAL CONSIDERATIONS
A. Post-blast
3. If entering the scene officers should be aware of possible secondary devices and possible unexploded ordnance, due to a low-order of the explosive device.

4. Officers should consider the utilization of their assigned Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) whenever there are injuries related to a post-blast scene. The possibility of blood and body parts spread over the area, will present a biological hazard to everyone entering the scene. The ____, ____ and _____should be considered as a minimum of protection.

PPE boots, gloves and mask

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.08 ADDITIONAL CONSIDERATIONS
A. Post-blast
3. If entering the scene officers should be aware of possible s_____and possible unexploded ordnance, due to a l______.

4. Officers should consider the utilization of their assigned Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) whenever there are injuries related to a post-blast scene. The possibility of blood and body parts spread over the area, will present a biological hazard to everyone entering the scene. The PPE boots, gloves and mask should be considered as a minimum of protection.

secondary devices
low-order of the explosive device

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.09 SUSPICIOUS PACKAGES (POSSIBLE CHEMICAL/BIOLOGICAL WEAPON)
D. Use your PPE, especially your ______.

respiratory protection

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.10 DANGEROUS WAR SOUVENIRS and EXPLOSIVES
A. If a Police Officer discovers an explosive device, the officer shall follow Section .06.
B. Whenever citizens turn over any war souvenirs, live ammunition, dynamite, percussion caps, fuses, or other
explosives and devices to an officer, the officer shall:
1. Advise the citizens they are _______, so as to prevent requests for the Department to _____and _____

relinquishing all property rights to the items surrendered

deactivate and return souvenirs.