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Tactical Robots

July 17, 2009

If you think robots are just for bomb disposal, think again. Police robots are often used to handle IEDs, but they can be used in other arenas that are inhospitable to humans. Robots can be used to reach a barricaded subject or hostages and carry information or evidence back out without sending an officer into the line of fire. They can also provide enhanced surveillance and deploy lethal or less-lethal weapons.

Explosive Situations

July 17, 2009
At the City of Industry (Calif.) Sheriff’s Station, we had one deputy actually transport a grenade in the trunk of his patrol car before parking in the station parking lot. Once the grenade was discovered, it was left in the trunk of the deputy’s patrol car and the parking area was immediately taped off pending the response of the Arson/Explosives Detail. Our watch commander was livid and for good reason: The deputy had parked right next to her new Corvette.

Walnut Creek PD Buys Generation IV Talon EOD/CBRNE Robot

July 2, 2009

QinetiQ North America’s Technology Solutions Group has announced that the Walnut Creek (Calif.) Police Department has purchased and taken delivery of a new Generation IV Talon EOD/CBRNE robot. Walnut Creek’s Talon is specially equipped for scenarios frequently encountered by police Bomb Squads as well as being able to respond to scenes that may involve other types of hazardous material or devices.

Police Say Oregon Bank Bombing a Father-Son Job

December 17, 2008
The bomb that ripped through a West Coast Bank branch in Woodburn on Friday and killed two police officers was the product of a plot that dates to at least November involving a father-and-son team, according to information released by authorities Tuesday.

Police Arrest Father of Oregon Bombing Suspect

December 17, 2008
The father of a Salem man accused of planting a bomb at a Woodburn bank that killed two police officers and critically injured another was arrested Tuesday on aggravated murder and bomb-making conspiracy charges.

Bomb Found at Paris Dept. Store

December 16, 2008
The French television station LCI said a group calling itself the Afghan Revolutionary Front claimed in a statement to AFP that it had planted the explosives. The statement said the group was demanding the withdrawal of French troops from Afghanistan, LCI said. France has about 3,000 troops deployed with the NATO-led force in Afghanistan.

Why I Joined the Bomb Squad

September 1, 2008

By the time you read this article, I should have completed the six-week basic course at the FBI/Army Hazardous Devices School in Huntsville, Ala. Which means I will be well on my way to becoming a certified bomb technician, a career aspiration that many people—including fellow cops—consider crazy.

Viking ST SCBA System

April 1, 2008
The stealth ISI Viking ST SCBA system was designed by law enforcers for tactical officers, SWAT teams, correctional officers, and bomb squads dealing with high-risk situations. The Viking ST SCBA has critical, timesaving features, like the AirSwitch, built-in hands-free two-way radio communications and amplifier.

Car Bombings

September 1, 2007

There is one weapon of mass destruction that we are certain the terrorists possess and have the know-how to use. They use it every day in Iraq. They've used it frequently in Afghanistan. This weapon is the vehicle-borne improvised explosive device (VBIED), commonly known as the "car bomb."

Inside the NYPD Bomb Squad

September 1, 2007

POLICE Magazine is proud to offer you this excerpt from "Bomb Squad," a book that answers the age-old question: Why would any right-thinking cop want to come face to face with a bomb?

How to Become a Bomb Tech

May 1, 2006

Much is known about many of law enforcement’s special teams: dive team, air watch, SWAT. In contrast, the hazardous devices team of your department (if you have one) is one that has intentionally kept itself out of the limelight, for good reason.

Bomb Jammer

September 1, 2005
The latest addition to Security Intelligence Technologies’ counterterrorism product line is the BombJammer VIP 300T. The BombJammer product line provides protection against the use of remote controlled improvised explosive devices (RCIED’s), commonly used in terrorist attacks and reported to have been used in London and Madrid, and also obstructs enemy and terrorist methods of communication

Poisoning the Well

September 1, 2005

Quick. Short of a nuclear detonation, think of the worst possible terrorist attack that you can imagine.

How to...Start a WMD Unit

September 1, 2003

In the days following 9/11, many citizens wondered aloud if their local public safety agencies were prepared to protect them if their communities were attacked. Unfortunately, until recently, the answer to that question was often, No.

I See You

August 1, 2003

While running after a suspect, I charged around the corner of an alley and the guy hit me over the head, knocking my lights out. I really could have used a tool that let me see around corners that day. And now, today’s cops can have them: easy-to-use tactical video systems.

Special Handling

June 1, 2002

Those last four words, "evaluate a suspicious package," always make those little cop hairs on the back of your neck stand straight out like the quills on a porcupine being chased by a hungry dog.

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