Police EOD & Bomb Detection News & Articles

  • NC police dept sees benefits of robotics

    Robotic units becoming more common in defusing dangerous situations

  • How to buy explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) equipment

    By Tim Dees The explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) function is obviously a critical one, but it doesn't always make sense to create an EOD team and buy the necessary equipment if there's a resource ...

  • Bomb suit standards

    The Office of Justice Programs’ National Institute of Justice (NIJ) is developing a standard for bomb suits worn by U.S. public safety bomb technicians. This will be the first such standard. NIJ is...

  • Fla. department's bomb squad hopes for $173K robot

    By Brittany Wallman Sun-SentinelFORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — If a weapon of mass destruction were unleashed on Fort Lauderdale, Andros would be ready. A small bomb? Call him in. Andros can climb hills, ...

  • The RadTruck stops here

    By Doug PageOriginally published on Homeland1.comImagine being able to detect a radiation source no larger than a grain of sand, determine whether it’s lethal 137cesium or the harmless potassium fo...

  • Bomb material found in Ore. suspect's home

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  • Ore. bomb expert's death raises questions

    Related articles: Ore. bank bombing kills 2 officers, critically injures chief; suspect arrested Ore. bank bombing suspect charged with murder Ore. officers throught bomb was hoax Father of Ore. bo...

  • Creating a suspicious item SOP

    I’ve been having an interesting discussion with a friend and reader who is rightly concerned about the conundrum of responding to a call concerning a suspicious item. “Maybe it’s a bomb; maybe it’s...

  • Retired Ga. cop stops bank robbery

    By Tim EberlyThe Atlanta Journal-ConstitutionATLANTA — Retirement has been good to Bob Lynn.The former Atlanta police lieutenant catches Atlanta Braves games whenever he can.He digs watching docume...

  • Workshop teaches N.C. police about bombs

    By Martha QuillinThe News & ObserveerFAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — Tommy Curry was driving up N.C. 87 toward Sanford on Tuesday afternoon when he spotted an opaque white bag the size of a small pig in the m...

  • In next-gen bombs and bullets, casing explodes

    WiredWASHINGTON, D.C. — The Pentagon has quietly been working on a new arsenal of advanced weaponry that replaces metal casings with "reactive materials," normally harmless matter that combines to ...

  • Calif. courthouse hit with pipe bomb

    The Chicago Sun-TimesSAN DIEGO — A suspected pipe bomb exploded at a federal courthouse in downtown San Diego early Sunday, damaging the front entrance and blowing out a window, authorities said. N...

  • Mo. bomb squad decertified

    By Joe MeyerThe Columbia Daily NewsBOONE COUNTY, Mo. - The Boone County Fire Protection District's bomb squad has been out of service since the FBI suspended its certification this month because of...

  • Police: student's plot could have killed dozens

    By Jeffrey CollinsThe Associated PressRelated: 2 Ga. teens charged in school bomb threats COLUMBIA, S.C. — A high school senior collected enough supplies to carry out a bomb attack on his school an...

  • 3 Pa. officers injured in blast during training

    The Associated PressBERKS COUNTY, Pa. — Three police officers are injured from an explosion during a training exercise for Berks County's new SWAT team.One of the officers is from Brecknock Townshi...

  • N.Y. blast captured on tape

    By Tom Brune, Patrick Falby and Rocco ParascandolaNewsdayRelated: N.Y. police investigate Times Square blastNEW YORK — The search for a bicyclist who bombed the Times Square military recruiting off...

  • Calif. student arrested with explosive devices

    The Associated PressRelated: "Man with a bomb" - How to respond DAVIS, Calif. — A student was in custody Thursday after the discovery of explosive devices at the University of California, Davis. Tw...

  • Forget Tupperware, get ready for the TASER party

    Tasers in the hands of civilians? How will these "personal protective" weapons impact the job of law enforcement? Speak your mind in the P1 forums.The Associated PressGILBERT, Ariz. — Before she le...

  • Blasting caps lead to evacuation of CHP office

    By Robert SalongaThe Contra Costa Times MARTINEZ, Calif. — The California Highway Patrol's local field office was evacuated today after a couple brought in blasting caps, an officer said. A Martine...

  • Fla. bomb scare may have been part of man's costume

    By Elaine Aradillas and Amy L. EdwardsThe Orlando Sentinel ST. CLOUD — A fake bomb that caused a scare at a construction site Monday may have been part of a man's party costume, officials said. Osc...

  • Police defuse homemade bombs in Wash.

    By Brad WongThe Seattle Post Intelligencer FIFE, Wash. — Bomb squad units used a remote-control robot to defuse two homemade devices in Fife late Thursday morning after a police officer discovered ...

  • Homeland Security official promotes anti-bomb training for local police

    By Maryclaire DaleThe Associated Press PHILADELPHIA — U.S. police agencies need to understand the latest terrorist bomb-making techniques being used overseas if they are to help thwart domestic bom...

  • N.M. police evacuate stores after bomb threat, standoff

    By Raam WongThe Albuquerque Journal ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The Kmart store on St. Michael's Drive and other commercial and government buildings were evacuated Thursday evening after a man parked nearb...

  • Ga. police storm bomb maker's apartment after standoff

    By Sara PauffThe Columbus Ledger-Enquirer MUSCOGEE COUNTY, Ga. — After a four-hour standoff, Muscogee County Sheriff's Office deputies subdued a Harris County man by shooting him with rubber pellet...

  • FBI investigating threats to U.S. stores

    The Associated Press NEWPORT, R.I. — A bomb threat that caused the evacuation of a Wal-Mart and led employees to wire $10,000 to the caller appears to be part of a broader scam targeting other busi...

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