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Bomb Squad

One of the most active teams in the sheriff’s office is the bomb squad, which on average, responds to about 30 calls a year about explosive or suspected explosive devices.

In 1999, the U.S. Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation and the National Bomb Squad Commanders’ Advisory Board recognized our team as an Accredited Bomb Squad.

In addition to responding to calls for service involving explosives, the squad teaches classes about dealing with bomb threats and recognizing explosives to residents and business owners.

The squad has a commander and 5 technicians who are all certified explosive breachers. The goal of breaching is to provide SWAT with a safe, high-speed, and dynamic form of breaching that will help to ensure a safe ending to a violent situation.

The team trains on a regular basis and is very active with other squads from the Denver metro area. Each member maintains membership with the International Association of Bomb Technicians and Investigators. The squad is on call 24-hours a day, 7 days a week, and is able to respond immediately to any call-outs throughout the county.

The squad uses robots for bomb retrieval and disposal, known as the Andros F6A and a smaller platform called a Dragon Runner

If you find yourself near Bomb Squad, HazMat, or SWAT activity:

  • Do not drive or walk into the area.
  • Stay indoors, stay away from the windows, and lock your doors
  • If you are told to evacuate, follow instructions and comply for your safety.
  • It’s natural to want to know what’s going on, but if you can see the action, you are too close and in possible danger.