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Grant to help Santa Fe get its bomb squad back

KOB.com Web Staff
April 06, 2018 06:25 AM

SANTA FE, N.M. – The city of Santa Fe will be getting its bomb squad back, but it will take a while.

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According to our partners at the Santa Fe New Mexican, the Santa Fe Police Department has received a $24,000 grant from the Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management.

The grant will go toward paying for three staff members to attend the FBI’s Hazardous Devices School.  But that won’t be until June of next year.  City spokesman Matt Ross told the paper that the typical wait time is about 18 months to get into the academy.

Right now, the department is having to rely on help from other agencies’ bomb squads.  Santa Fe’s Explosive Ordinance Disposal team has been down to only one member after other members retired.  Federal standards require at least two people to operate a bomb squad.

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