Explosive Ordnance Disposal

The Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) unit or more commonly referred to as the Bomb Unit is made up of police officers, from both Bristol TN PD and Bristol VA PD, with specialized training and equipment.


Bomb technicians are responsible for the safe removal, transport and storage of explosives.  They conduct bomb scene investigations, collect and preserve evidence, provide technical support for special operations, and compile and report technical data on explosive devices and incidents.

Services provided by the bomb squad include:
  • Dignitary protection
  • Rendering explosive and incendiary-improvised devices safe
  • Destruction of bulk explosives and fireworks
  • Response to reports of the use or threatened use of weapons of mass destruction or other hazardous devices
  • Education of other police and emergency personnel and civilians
  • Special Events
The Bomb Unit's mission is to preserve life, limit destruction of property and restore order during high-risk situations involving the use or threatened use of explosives, nuclear, or other hazardous elements.