Bomb Squad

Created in 1973, the primary mission of the SBI Bomb Squad is to safely mitigate explosive hazards anywhere in the state of North Carolina. 

The SBI Bomb Squad consists of bomb technicians who are certified at the FBI Hazardous Devices School. These bomb technicians, as well as the specialized equipment that they use, are strategically located throughout North Carolina for efficient response to calls for service.

The SBI Bomb Squad routinely responds to improvised explosive devices (IEDs), weapons of mass destruction (WMDs), suspicious packages, explosive disposals, booby traps, as well as other high hazard incidents.

In a typical year, the SBI Bomb Squad responds to approximately 130 calls for service.  Additionally, the Bomb Squad assists with dignitary protection details, public safety sweeps, and special event planning. 

SBI bomb technicians use robots, X-ray equipment, bomb suits, rigging equipment, containment vessels and a host of other specialized tools in order to execute their duties.

The SBI Bomb Squad also provides explosive detection K-9 capability. SBI explosive detection K-9s are certified through the United States Police Canine Association. Like other Bomb Squad assets, SBI explosive detection K-9s are located strategically across the state. The explosive detection K-9s and their handlers receive ongoing training and certification to ensure that this resource is always ready and reliable.