Officer in Charge: Lieutenant Andrea Danak
The Bomb Squad, also referred to as the Explosive Ordnance Disposal Unit (EOD), has a mission of protecting the general public, police personnel and property during incidents involving explosives and incendiary materials or devices. The squad is equipped and staffed to handle any explosive mitigation situation that might be encountered.
The Dearborn Police Department is one of only a few municipal police departments in the state to have a fully operational EOD. The squad is also trained in Explosive Entry, Explosive Demolition and Handling, Special Event Security, Post Blast Investigation, and Suspicious Item Response.
The Bomb Squad is supported by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) with Special Agent Bomb Technicians (SABT), assigned to the squads in Michigan as a direct link to federal assets. All Bomb Technicians are taught at the National FBI Hazardous Devices School. Through our federal partnership, our Bomb Squad is supported by the Air Force Reserve’s Explosive Ordinance Disposal Unit, located at Grissom Air Force Base (Indiana), and is available to respond for particularly serious incidents.
The Bomb Squad continues its regionalization efforts towards a comprehensive explosive mitigation response agreement throughout Wayne County. Currently, the Bomb Squad is available to assist anywhere in Wayne County if called upon. The team has completed several training sessions with the City of Detroit, Metro Airport, the City of Flint, MSP, Border Patrol, Downriver and Western Wayne SWAT, the Dearborn SWAT Team, and TSA as it continues its commitment to regional preparedness.