The Los Angeles Police Department Bomb Squad

Los Angeles Police Department

Learn about the sciences in the Police field as to the importance of safeguarding lives.

The Bomb Squad has maintained an aggressive research and development program to develop new tools, equipment, and procedures to render explosive devices safe. Civilian and military Bomb Squads throughout the world use the tools and procedures developed by the LAPD Bomb Squad. This equipment and technology has saved the lives of several bomb technicians while they worked on explosive devices.

The Bomb Squad is continually striving to improve the quality of its contacts with the community, as well as with police and fire department personnel at the scene of an explosive related call. The Bomb Squad is dedicated to enhancing public safety at the scene of any incident involving explosives. A recent increase of terrorist bombings has generated an increase in public awareness and the need for quality equipment and training to match these new threats. The Bomb Squad has set specific goals designed to promote not only the safety of police personnel but of the public at large in dealing with explosive devices and bombings.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2019

Technical Investigation Division
The Technical Laboratory is comprised of four specialized units that provide support services to investigative personnel in the Department - the Latent Print Unit, the Photographic Unit, the Polygraph Unit, and the Electronics Unit. Most Technical Laboratory personnel operate out of Piper Technical Center. Some field services operate out of the Van Nuys Community Police Station.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2019

Forensic Science Division and Technical Investigation Division
The Criminalistics Laboratory is comprised of eight specialized units that provide support services to investigative personnel in the Department—the Questioned Documents Unit, the Field Investigation Unit, the Firearm Analysis Unit, the Narcotics Analysis Unit, the Serology/DNA Unit, the Toxicology Unit, the Trace Analysis Unit and the Quality Assurance Unit. Criminalistics Laboratory personnel operate out of the Hertzberg-Davis Forensic Science Center, a facility shared with the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department at California State University, Los Angeles.

Innovation Management Division
The mission of Information Technology Division (ITD) is to optimize the Department's ability to protect and serve the inhabitants of Los Angeles through the efficient and innovative use of the most advanced Information Technology (IT) available. Responsibilities include planning, developing, implementing, and supporting the IT systems and networks throughout LAPD.

LAPD TESLA, LAPD BMW i3 Display along with the interactive space scheduled for LAPD BOMB SQUAD.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2019

Innovative Management Division:
The mission of Innovation Management Division (IMD) is to optimize the Department's ability to protect and serve the inhabitants of Los Angeles through the efficient and innovative use of the most advanced Information Technology (IT) available. Responsibilities include planning, developing, implementing, and supporting the IT systems and networks throughout LAPD.

TESLA
The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) testing Tesla Model S sedans as ‘high-pursuit’ police cruisers. The automaker loaned two Model S P85Ds to the department.

After a few months of evaluation.

The LAPD and Tesla moved forward and worked together to retrofit one of the loaned Model S’s with equipment for police patrol.

Age Range

Elementary School (ages 4 - 11), Middle School (ages 12 - 14), High School (ages 15 - 18),

Theme

Engineering & Robotics

Topics

Civil engineering, Engineering,

Days scheduled

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

Tuesday
Start time End time Location
09:00 16:30 Show Floor
Wednesday
Start time End time Location
09:00 16:30 Show Floor
Thursday
Start time End time Location
09:00 17:00 Show Floor