The Hazardous Devices Unit (HDU) or "Bomb Squad" is comprised of seven certified bomb technicians who receive comprehensive, advanced training in the detection, rendering safe, and disposal of explosive materials. HDU officers serve the agency in a variety of assignments on a daily basis, but respond in an HDU role as needed to resolve issues related to hazardous devices. Additionally, the Hazardous Devices Unit serves as the primary response unit for hazardous device detection and elimination for other agencies in the northwestern North Carolina area. The Winston-Salem Police Department Hazardous Devices Unit is FBI accredited.
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