skip navigation

PUBLICATIONS

Register for Latest Research

Stay Informed
Register with NCJRS to receive NCJRS's biweekly e-newsletter JUSTINFO and additional periodic emails from NCJRS and the NCJRS federal sponsors that highlight the latest research published or sponsored by the Office of Justice Programs.

NCJRS Abstract

The document referenced below is part of the NCJRS Virtual Library collection. To conduct further searches of the collection, visit the Virtual Library. See the Obtain Documents page for direction on how to access resources online, via mail, through interlibrary loans, or in a local library.

 

NCJ Number: 71019 Find in a Library
Title: Police Guide to Bomb Search Techniques
Author(s): F A Moyer
Date Published: 1980
Page Count: 201
Sponsoring Agency: Paladin Press
Boulder, CO 80301
Publication Number: FM-1699
Sale Source: Paladin Press
7077 Winchester Circle
Gunbarrel Tech Center
Boulder, CO 80301
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Search techniques for rooms, structures and areas, vehicles, and aircraft are among the procedures included in this guide to bomb search techniques for law enforcement and security officials.
Abstract: The manual emphasizes the need for a mobile communications and decisionmaking command center in directing bomb searches and describes how to plan for three possible ways bomb incidents begin: receipt of a threat or warning; location of a device suspected of being a bomb; and actual detonation or ignition of a bomb. General building search procedures are outlined, and a room searching technique is discussed based on the use of a two-man searching team. The manual outlines search techniques for structures and areas including outside areas, streets and highways, schools, office buildings, auditoriums, ships and aircraft, and elevator wells and shafts. Detailed procedures are given for searching a vehicle for an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) and for searching three critical areas in aircraft: flight deck, passenger seating portion over the fuel cells, and the rear of the aircraft. Investigative techniques at the bombing scene, where evidence is collected to identify the perpetrator, include selecting the team chief, securing and protecting the scene, ensuring safety, and organizing a scene search. Procedures for packaging and shipping samples for laboratory examination are described. A final chapter delineates the effects and hazards associated with the explosion of an IED and discusses peak-blast pressure and its effects upon persons or structures. Tabular data are included, and appendixes contain information on telephone call bomb threat procedures, envelope and package bombs description and identification, do's and don'ts, minimum safe distance radio and TV broadcasts, common terms associated with explosives, reference reading film and slide sets, and a glossary of terms.
Index Term(s): Bomb detection; Bomb disposal procedures; Bomb disposal units; Bomb threats; Bombs
To cite this abstract, use the following link:
http://www.ncjrs.gov/App/publications/abstract.aspx?ID=71019

*A link to the full-text document is provided whenever possible. For documents not available online, a link to the publisher's website is provided. Tell us how you use the NCJRS Library and Abstracts Database - send us your feedback.