New Mexico State Police

EOD: Bomb Team



The NMSP Bomb Squad has been serving the citizens of New Mexico for over 40 years. Our Bomb Squad responds to various hazardous situations throughout the state, including explosive recoveries, IED mitigation, dignitary protection, and more. With an average of 130 calls annually, our highly skilled officers are equipped with specialized equipment and training to safely and effectively handle these dangerous situations.

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Our certified Bomb Technicians are highly skilled professionals dedicated to protecting the public from potential threats. They are trained to handle various responsibilities, including safely rendering explosives harmless, and removing suspicious devices. Additionally, they play a vital role in developing emergency response plans for bomb threats and improvised explosive devices. Their expertise extends to conducting thorough investigations of bombing crime scenes, providing technical support to special operations, and reporting military ordnance to the United States Military EOD units. If you are passionate about public safety and want to be part of a specialized team that makes a difference, consider exploring your career path with the New Mexico State Police.



As an active member of the NMSP Bomb Squad, you will receive numerous hours of State and Federal training, including a Federal certification allowing you to operate regionally and nationally. The Bomb Squad oversees the Special Operations Canine Program, which offers disciplines in explosive detection and criminal apprehension. Our highly approachable members work well with others and believe in working as a cohesive unit. With a high retention rate of 10-plus years, joining the NMSP Bomb Squad is an excellent opportunity for those with a passion for protecting the public and a desire to work in a dynamic and exciting field.


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There’s nothing more important that preparing your mind and body for the challenge ahead. Being prepared can sometimes be the difference between you or one of your fellow officers going home.

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What preparing for the NMSP Academy Looks like

From physical fitness training to academic support, we have everything you need to prepare for your future in law enforcement. Explore our resources today and get ready to take the first step towards an exciting and rewarding career with the New Mexico State Police.

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Pay & Benefits of the New Mexico State Police

We offer a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package to our officers. From health insurance to retirement plans, we have everything you need to take care of yourself and your family. Visit our pay and benefits page to learn more.

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Ready to take the first step towards an exciting and meaningful career with the New Mexico State Police? Learn more about the process and start the application process today - Your future self will thank you.


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