Hazardous Devices Unit

One of just three FBI accredited bomb teams in the State of Maine, the Portland Police Hazardous Devices Unit is comprised of five certified bomb technicians who are trained to remove or render safe suspected explosive materials, improvised explosive devices (IED’s), incendiary devices and ordinance. All technicians must complete a rigorous six-week training program at the Redstone Arsenal in Alabama prior to certification. With equipment and training funded almost entirely by federal grants, the HDU is a valuable resource in the City as well as the surrounding area.
Bomb Technician