Explosive Training Session For Local Cops
Police officers need training in explosives in order to recognize an unexploded device and take immediate precautions, and about 95 officers from the Northeastern Massachusetts Law Enforcement Council and Middlesex Sheriff’s Department recently received such training.
They learned the bare essentials required to make a bomb, such as a container, fuse or detonation cord, an explosive, and sometimes a very small device.
So-called improvised explosive devices (IEDs) are becoming increasingly popular and sophisticated in Iraq with many experts fearing U.S.-based terrorists will use such devices to blow up shopping malls or other highly populated area.
Therefore, police officers with an updated knowledge of IEDs will be increasingly able to recognize the device and prevent injuries or loss of life.
Abstracted by the National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center(NLECTC) from the Lowell Sun (MA) (07/07/05); Minch, Jack .