APD’s Bomb Squad Adds News Member And Equipment

A new team member and equipment are coming to the Amarillo Police Department’s Bomb Squad.

For the first time in the history of the squad, a female officer will join the ranks and new bomb suits are on the way.

The normal life span of a bomb suit is between 7 to 10 years but the two that the  APD have are 14 and 19 years old well beyond their expected life span.  

No other law enforcement agency in the top 26 counties of this region has a bomb squad and the Amarillo unit is called out to events across the Panhandle.