SAVANNAH,GA ( March 3, 2011) The Savannah Chatham Metro Police Department Bomb Squad and Dive Team along with bomb techs and public safety divers from around the United States gathered in Savannah this week to take part in the FBI’s Underwater Post Blast Investigations Course.
Once the week-long course is completed, the graduates will be able to respond to detonations that occur in the water, collect the pieces of the device, put it back together, identify it and its components and present it in court.
This week SCMPD’s Bomb squad and Dive team were also being trained by Los Angles FBI Special Agent Bomb Technician Greg Rabinoviz, as trainers in this course. Savannah has been chosen to be the East Coast Training site. Los Angles had been the only place to get the training before this, and is where the West Coast Training site is located.
Later this year the SCMPD team along with the Atlanta FBI Special Agent Bomb Technician Kevin Harrison, will host the FBI’s Underwater Post Blast Investigations Course and offer it to other agencies.