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Bomb Squad

The Bergen County Sheriff's Office Bomb Squad is a highly trained fully certified bomb squad 

All of squad's  technicians have gone through a lengthy and arduous training program. The six-week training program, located at Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, Alabama, is run by the Federal Bureau of Investigation along with the US Army. Every three years, technicians must return to Redstone for a re-certification course. The unit responds to a multitude of calls including bomb threats, suspicious packages, fireworks disposal, military ordnance and dignitary or event searches.

The unit has some very hi-tech tools such as robots. The robots are remote controlled and allow the user to handle a suspicious device without ever laying a hand on it.

The unit is a member of the New Jersey Render Safe Task Force, formed by the New Jersey State Police, which has allowed both units to receive training and equipment through federal grants. If a major incident occurs, we can be called to assist anywhere in the state. The Task Force was formed in response to the terrorist attacks of September 11th. As a result, all bomb squads are uniformly equipped throughout the state. The task force was activated during the Republican National Convention in New York City, working in various counties throughout the state.

The unit responds to hundreds of calls for service each year and that number increases every year. The Sheriff's Office Bomb Squad routinely works with other agencies such as the FBI, ATF, US Secret Service and the Port Authority NY/NJ Police at Teterboro Airport and the George Washington Bridge. The Unit also works closely with NJ Transit Police Department to protect the 3 heavy rail commuter lines in Bergen County. 

REMEMBER NEVER TOUCH ANY SUSPICIOUS PACKAGE ALWAYS CALL THE BOMB DISPOSAL UNIT. IT IS BETTER TO BE SAFE THAN SORRY!

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building10 Main Street
       Hackensack, NJ 07601

phonePhone: (201) 336-3500

faxFax: (201) 487-5137

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Bergen County Sheriff's Office 

building10 Main Street • Hackensack, New Jersey 07601

phonePhone: (201) 336-3500

faxFax: (201) 487-5137

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