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State Police Bomb Squad

Specially trained Massachusetts State Police officers are assigned to the Office of the State Fire Marshal.
Picture of bomb technician defusing a bottle bomb.

The State Police Bomb Squad has 12 bomb technicians, including nine nationally certified explosive detection canine teams (dogs and handlers). These teams are deployed regionally across the state. The Fire & Explosion Unit has many specialized resources available to assist municipal fire and police to conduct fire or explosion investigations. The state’s Bomb Squad has always been in the State Fire Marshals’ office, but has grown from two civilians to the 12 specially trained State Police officers today.

Bomb Squad

The State Police Bomb Squad has 12 bomb technicians, including nine nationally certified explosive detection canine teams (dogs and handlers). These teams are deployed regionally across the state. The F&EIS has many specialized resources available to assist municipal fire and police to conduct fire or explosion investigations. The state’s Bomb Squad has always been in the State Fire Marshals’ office, but has grown from two civilians to the 11 specially trained State Police officers today.

Checklists for Bomb Threats and Suspicious Packages

The State Police Bomb Squad has checklists organizations can use to be prepared to get as much information as possible when they receive a bomb threat or suspicious package. Share this information with law enforcement.

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