Chevron Contribution Will Support Creation of Bomb Squad

Tuesday, August 06, 2019

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For Immediate Release:

Contact: Kyle Marksteiner

(575) 706-2324

kmarksteiner@cityofcarlsbadnm.com

A $50,000 social investment from Chevron will allow the Carlsbad Police Department to form a Bomb Squad, Carlsbad Mayor Janway has announced. Donations from the Mosaic Company, ConocoPhillips and the local COPS organization (Citizens Offering Police Support) will also ensure that the necessary funding for the project is available. 

“Chevron and all of our sponsors on this project are assisting the community with making improvements that will protect the lives of our citizens,” Janway said. “We very sincerely appreciate this generous contribution.” 

Shane Skinner, Carlsbad Police Chief, said the mission of the Bomb Squad will be to safely provide final disposition for improvised explosive devices, military ordinance, commercial explosives and illegal fireworks. 

The unit will be composed of two FBI certified bomb technicians who will have to receive special certification and receive new training on a regular basis to keep up with new technological developments.  Equipment needed will include a response vehicle, bomb suit, cooling suit, X-Ray system, bomb squad robot and other materials. Bomb squad members may also have to assist the SWAT team with explosive breaching and provide training to local businesses and schools.

View full press release here.

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