In a simulation created for us, a robot could be used, but even then, a bomb tech has to go in and give the all-clear. And while it’s somewhat high risk, for these techs, it’s higher reward.
“There’s satisfaction going out and knowing that we’re able to provide a service that really nobody else does and getting rid of that for them,” Detective Brett Keller says.
The explosives unit can also be brought in to utilize their robots in a hostage situation, and they’ll also help you dispose of old ammunition, explosives or fireworks at no cost. If you ever come across a suspicious device or package, never touch it, and call police immediately.
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