Grand Forks Police Department
122 S. 5th Street
Grand Forks, ND 58201

Emergency: 911
Non-Emergency: 701-787-8000
Business hours: M-F, 8 to 5 pm
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    Grand Forks Regional Bomb Squad



    The Grand Forks Regional Bomb Squad is an FBI certified bomb Squad made up of officers from the Grand Forks Police Department, Grand Forks County Sheriff’s Department and the University of North Dakota Police Department. The Bomb Squad is comprised of six FBI certified Hazardous Devices Technicians.

    The Grand Forks Regional Bomb Squad responds to calls in eleven counties that make up the North East response region and to any request for assistance in western Minnesota.

    Primary assistance provided to the region by the bomb squad includes all bomb threat emergencies, examination and disposal of suspicious packages and mail, recovery and render safe of improvised explosive devices (IED), incidents involving explosive, chemical, biological, and nuclear threats, and all other types of weapons of mass destruction. The bomb squad provides assistance in recovery and disposal of commercial explosives, military ordnance, and dangerous chemicals. The team also conducts post blast investigations to include evidence collection, processing and analysis. The bomb squad provides valuable training to state and local Law Enforcement, Fire Department, and EMS first responders.


    The large response area and expectation of service has led the squad to develop a training schedule committed to the meeting of expectation of the signatory agencies. During the following year the squad has maintained a ten hour per month training cycle. The squad has also benefited from quarterly SOC training sessions and several federal training opportunities.

    Contact Cpl. Todd Riedinger for more information regarding the Grand Forks Regional Bomb Team.