BSO's Bomb Squad is a federally accredited Bomb Disposal Unit, meaning it has met the standards and criteria required to provide assistance to local, state and federal agencies countywide. The Bomb Squad's primary responsibilities include:
- Responding to all suspected explosive devices and suspicious items
- Rendering explosive devices safe
- Neutralizing and disposing of explosives and hazardous chemicals
- Conducting detailed bomb threat searches with specially trained explosive detection canines.
In addition, the unit coordinates the investigations of situations involving the use of bombs, explosives, mass-destruction weapons and at post-blast explosion scenes. The unit's highly trained and skilled members are equipped with state-of-the-art tools including two custom designed bomb disposal response vehicles, a full containment explosive vessel with transport, the newest remote bomb disposal robot and two additional robots. The team also uses other equipment such as state-of-the-art x-ray technology, heavey blast resistant suits and weapons of mass destruction neutralization. The unit is staffed by federally certified (FBI and U.S. Army) bomb technicians and bomb detection-trained canines.