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Canadian Bomb Data Center

482px-Royal_Canadian_Mounted_Police.svgLocation: Canada


Type: Police

The Canadian Bomb Data Centre (CBDC) is a centre of policing expertise. The CBDC specialise in the criminal use of explosives, safety measures to take against explosives, detecting explosives, rendering safe explosive devices, disposing of explosives, and investigating post-blast scenes. Much of this work will involve IEDs and C-IED work.

The CBDC is part of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police’s Explosives Disposal and Technology Program.

The CBDC acts as the primarily resource for Canadian and international police services and partner agencies engaged in combating the illegal use of explosives. Like other bomb data centres the CBDC aims to share data to improve counter-bomb/IED effectiveness and to keep their own practice as well as that of others up-to-date.

They produce publications for the police and police recruits to use as training aids.

This profile is part of AOAV’s investigation into counter-IED (C-IED) actors around the globe. To see the list of all C-IED actors recorded by AOAV, see here. To see those engaged in the Middle East, the Sahel, North Africa or other highly impacted countries please see here, here, here, and here respectively. This research was made possible by funding from the NATO Counter Improvised Explosive Devices Centre of Excellence (C-IED COE). To read the full report, ‘Addressing the threat posed by IEDs: National, Regional and Global Initiatives’, see here.