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Threats

Emergency Response Guidelines


A threat may be directed at an individual, an identified group, or the University as a whole. The threat may infer physical violence or destruction of property.

THREAT MADE IN PERSON

  • Make every attempt to appear calm in your emotions and in your voice,
  • Attempt to alert others of your predicament.
  • If you are actually speaking with the individual, advise them that your main goal is to HELP them, not hinder them.
  • Attempt to distance yourself from the individual, if possible.
  • Contact Security Services at 204.786.6666 as soon as possible.
  • Describe the person in as much detail as you can.
  • If the person has left the area, IMMEDIATELY LOCK YOUR DOOR, if possible.

THREAT MADE VIA TELEPHONE

  • If possible, more than one person should listen to the incoming call.
  • Make note of the EXACT WORDING of the message and the time of receipt.
  • Keep the caller talking and obtain as much information as possible.
  • Question the caller, if possible, about their motive.
  • Listen for background noises, such as music, equipment, traffic, etc.
  • Pay attention to the caller’s voice: is the caller a male or female, is the caller loud or soft spoken, does the caller speak fast or slow, does the caller have an accent.
  • Notify your supervisor or a co-worker.
  • Call Security Services at 204.786.6666 from another telephone or the Winnipeg Police Service 911 (advise Security Services if you contact the Winnipeg Police Service).
  • The person receiving the threat must remain available for police interview.
  • The telephone where the threat was received must be monitored in the event of further threatening calls.

THREAT MADE BY ELECTRONIC MEANS

  • Do not destroy any records of the communication.
  • If you believe the sender is on campus, IMMEDIATELY LOCK YOUR DOOR.
  • Contact Security Services at 204.786.6666.

THREAT MADE BY OTHER MEANS

  • If you discover a threat made by other means (such as a note on a wall) immediately contact Security Services at 204.786.6666.

If you have any information regarding a threat, you may also contact Security Services at tips@uwinnipeg.ca.

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