The Kane County Sheriff's Office Bomb Unit has been on the frontline of combating all contemporary and improvised explosive devices in the Homeland since 1970’s.

The Bomb Unit support local, state and federal law enforcement agencies as well as area fire departments dealing with all contemporary and improvised explosive devices as well as nuclear, biological and chemical agents. All certified Bomb Technicians must attend training at Redstone Arsenal in Alabama. The Officer is taught by Military and Civilian (Retired Military) Explosives Ordinance Disposal Technicians. Upon successful completion, each officer is certified by the FBI as a bomb technician and meets the standards for Bomb Technician Certification as defined by the National Bomb Squad Advisory Board. Furthermore each Bomb Unit goes through an accreditation process and is accredited by the FBI. Terrorist threats across the country require continuous training for Bomb Technicians. Training is provided by U.S. Department of Homeland Security, FBI, ATF, Secret Service and the U.S. Military. The Bomb Squad also assists with dignitary protection sweeps and high-profile sporting events which may serve as a target for terrorists upon request from local, state and federal law enforcement agencies.

The Unit’s equipment includes: robotics, portable x-ray equipment; total containment vessels, explosive disrupters, and bomb suits that provide self-contained breathing to the officers as well as protection from both fragmentation and WMD agents.

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Bomb Unit
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