FBI Boston, in coordination with the Massachusetts State Police, will host three virtual training sessions on Responding to and Investigating Bomb Threats and Swatting Hoaxes. The sessions will take place on Tuesday, October 24, via Microsoft Teams. Public safety dispatchers, law enforcement personnel, school administrators and decision makers are all invited to participate.
This hour and a half training provides attendees an overview of the realities of bomb threats and swatting hoaxes, and includes a detailed review of statistics and current trends seen across the country. The training will also cover the characteristics of hoax calls, law enforcement best practices for assessment and response, and the decision-making process for evacuation or sheltering in place.