The Horry County Police Department Bomb Squad's mission is to preserve life, limit destruction of property and restore operations to a normal state during high risk situations involving the use or threatened use of explosives, nuclear, chemical, biological or other hazardous elements. The mission is accomplished through the use of specialized training, equipment and tactics in a professional manner that inspires confidences in the community.
- Bomb Squad Responsibilities:
- Provide training to Law Enforcement Agencies, Fire Departments, local businesses, and civilian organizations, on the recognition of explosives, and improvised explosive devices. Assist those groups in establishing proper procedures for handling of bomb calls and safely completing bomb searches.
- Identify and render safe suspicious packages, hazardous devices or weapons of mass destruction, located in and near Horry County.
- Threat assessments of government and civilian structures.