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University of Central Florida Leads Development of Bomb Threat Training Video

NCJ Number
250270
Journal
Techbeat Dated: September 2016 Pages: 10-12
Author(s)
Becky Lewis
Date Published
September 2016
Length
3 pages
Annotation
This article details the University of Central Florida, Department of Security and Emergency Management efforts to provide the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) a video training resource for information on handling bomb threats.
Abstract
At the University of Central Florida, Department of Security and Emergency Management staff knew that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) was the "go to" site for information on handling bomb threats, so the university immediately turned there to look for video training on how to handle a bomb threat call. Surprisingly, the extensive DHS resources lacked a video component. So UCF partnered with the DHS Office for Bombing Prevention to make one for everyone's use. And now, it's become the standard not only for the university, but also for DHS, the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) and numerous other institutions of higher education around the country.