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Israel Police Bomb Disposal Division

Location: Tel Aviv, Israel


Type: Police

The Israel Police Bomb Disposal Division, consists of Israel’s top bomb disposal specialists. During training, the elite specialists practice with live agents and chemicals.

The role of those within the Police Bomb Disposal Division will deal with include both terrorist and criminal activities. Daily task can include neutralizing suspected car bombs or unattended objects suspected of containing bombs, to removing threats from unused weaponry. The police are said to encounter these tasks approximately 80,000 times a year.

The training the specialists receive lasts for about a year. In this time they learn to defuse bombs , use specialist equipment, handle explosives as well as various weapons. They will know how to use the robots involved in the work as well as the more common place equipment.

The Israeli Police also manage Israel’s Bomb Data Center and are part of the International Bomb Data Center Working Group.

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.