The Greeneville Police Department Bomb Squad has been an integral part of the Greeneville Police Department. The Bomb Squad safely disposes of hazardous devices, inspects supect packages, and removes old or unsafe explosives that have been discovered by citizens. The Bomb Squad assists in special events such as the Bristol Motor Speedway Nascar events. The G.P.D. Bomb Squad supports several area Bomb Squads including those located in Kingsport, Johnson City, and Morristown, TN.
The G.P.D. Bomb Squad Officers are Accredited Bomb Technicians that receive training at the F.B.I. Hazardous Devices School in Huntsville, Alabama. Each Officer assigned to this unit is required to attend a six-week basic training course. In addition, each Officer on the Bomb Squad attends a 40 hour recertification every three years. The Officers also are required to attend a monthly 16 hour training session.
The G.P.D. Bomb Squad is equipped with a 3/4 ton bomb truck and a open vent bomb trailer designed to transport devices to safe locations. The Bomb Squad also maintains a robot used for investigation of suspect devices. We use many other devices that render aid in a safe investigation of suspect devices and/or explosives.