Hazardous Device Unit

The Columbia Police Department Hazardous Device Unit is a nationally accredited unit with certified Bomb Technicians in accordance with The National Guidelines for Bomb Technicians standards.

HDU personnel are trained and proficient in rendering safe and/or removal of suspected improvised explosive devices, incendiary devices, explosive chemicals, pyrotechnics, and ammunition. HDU also investigates bomb threats and suspicious items and develops bomb threat awareness and safety programs for public and private organizations.

HDU personnel serve as liaison to other Federal, state and local bomb squads and Homeland Security Agencies.

HDU