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LLIS Innovative Practice: Regional Explosives Unit Protects Police Officers   [open pdf - 148KB]

"The South Central Regional Explosives Unit responds to hundreds of explosive related calls in 33 Colorado counties each year. The Unit has responded to calls for service involving drug facilities, and suspicious packages. […] The unit responds and serves as the primary bomb squad for Homeland Security in the South Central Region, which encompasses five counties: Chaffee, El Paso, Lake, Park and Teller, as well as the Colorado Springs Metropolitan area (total estimated population of 720,256). Additionally, due to the limited number of geographically positioned certified bomb squads within the state of Colorado, the Colorado Springs Regional Explosives Unit serves approximately 33 additional counties in the southern part of Colorado. Prior to this investment, when rural towns received bomb threats, town officials called upon retired miners or mountaineers to assess the threat -- first responders in the area lacked explosive expertise and requesting assistance outside the jurisdiction was complicated and time consuming."

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2014-10-07
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Public Domain
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Lessons Learned Information Sharing (LLIS)
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