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NCJ Number: 186876 Find in a Library
Title: Terrorist Bomb Threat and the Response in the Police Bomb Disposal Division
Journal: Innovation Exchange  Issue:8  Dated:Summer 2000  Pages:27-30
Author(s): Abraham Kamhine
Editor(s): Naomi Shapira; Ruth Geva
Date Published: 2000
Page Count: 4
Type: Survey
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: Israel
Annotation: Because terrorists in the Middle East have the constant ambition to increase the impact and radius of their attacks, measures have been taken by the Israeli police service's Bomb Disposal Division (BDD) to meet this threat.
Abstract: The BDD has upgraded its logistic and operational capabilities with respect to body armor, techniques and technologies, intelligence, training, and operational strategies and tactics. The first priority has been to improve the personal protection of bomb disposal officers by developing state-of-the-art body armor that is light and easy to put on and remove and that offers an optimum level of security. New techniques have been developed and applied to cope with sophisticated activating and timing mechanisms of terrorist bombs and to seal off areas containing a suspected bomb. Intelligence gathering has intensified and cooperation with foreign bomb squads has tightened; improved training courses and exercises have been devised. The need to be prepared for terrorist attacks is considered in the context of the Middle East peace process. 5 photographs
Main Term(s): Police response to terrorism
Index Term(s): Arab terrorist groups; Body armor/Personal protective equipment; Bomb disposal units; Bombings; Counter-terrorism tactics; Foreign police; Israel; Middle East; Police intelligence operations; Police policies and procedures; Protective equipment; Terrorist tactics
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