Bomb Threats & Searches


  • Moorpark College: Police at (805) 378-1455
  • Oxnard College: Police at (805) 678-5805
  • Ventura College: Police at (805) 289-6486

DO NOT evacuate the building unless directed to do so by campus officials.

Be prepared to give the following information:

  • State: "This is an emergency."
  • Give your name, location (college, building and room number), nature of emergency, and the phone number from which you are calling.
  • Do not hang up until you are sure no further information is required, unless there is an immediate threat to your safety.
  • If you call 911, you must also call campus police dispatch.

What to do in the event of receiving a bomb threat via telephone:

  • Ask the caller to provide the following information:
    1. Time of the planned explosion
    2. Type of bomb
    3. Location of the bomb
    4. Description of the bomb
  • Record the following information:
    1. Time of call
    2. Exact words the caller used
    3. Gender and approximate age of caller
    4. Behavior of caller, including speech characteristics
    5. Background noises

What to do in the event of receiving a bomb threat via letters, packages, or objects:

  • DO NOT touch any suspicious envelope, package, or object.
  • Evacuate all persons to a designated assembly area. This area should be out of the building and one building away or a minimum of 300 feet from the threatened area.
  • Assist all persons with disabilities with the evacuation.
  • Stop any person from entering the endangered area.