FUNCTIONS

  • Mitigate and investigate all cases related to explosives and hazardous materials.
  • Carry out explosive ordinance disposal operations.
  • Provide explosive sweeps to venues and areas visited by VIPs and other areas as need be.
  • Attend to bomb threats / scares.
  • Conduct post blast investigation.
  • Providing security to heads of state and other dignitaries
  • Investigations of all explosive/explosive incidents.
  • Gathering and disseminating explosive intelligence to other law enforcement agencies locally and internationally.
  • Training of officers in explosives counter measures.
  • Educating and sensitizing the public of the management of bomb threats.
  • Protection of airports, ports and railways.
  • Collecting post blast substances and forwarding to government chemist for molecule analysis.
  • Detection and prevention of illegal explosive incidents

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    Apprehension and prosecution of explosive offenders
  • Disposing and detonating all unexploded bombs (UXB), grenades, motors and other components of explosive materials


Scene of crime tips

Never rush to the scene as there could be a secondary device which could be more devastating than the first one.
Try to observe for any suspicious character photographing video taking the scene or celebrating the incident
If you can see a bomb, a bomb is also seeing you therefore run away from it
If you don’t have any role to play please stay away as far as possible
Leave the scene to the expert alone and anything found at the scene if you are not an expert
Maintain scene integrity and never contaminate for evidence collection
All first responders if not bomb experts should cordon the scene until more qualified person arrives and takes over.