The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department Bomb Squad provides informational training and presentations to businesses, institutions and civic groups. Some of the organizations that have used the service are:
Gateway Technical College
Kenosha Unified School District
Paddock Lake Highway Department
Racine Office of the Social Security Administration
Racine Fire Department
Topics that have been covered are bomb threats and threat planning as well as the identification, handling and policies for suspicious packages. The hazardous device service (HDS) has provided in-service training through Gateway Technical College to law enforcement personnel.
The unit feels that public education is the key to public safety and reducing injuries from misuse or misunderstanding of explosives and fireworks.
The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department bomb squad responds to explosive and suspicious package incidents within Kenosha County. Any agency needing HDS, may contact the on-duty Kenosha County Sheriff supervisor at 262-605-5100 or 262-656-6600, who then notifies the HDS commander. Generally the HDS can be on the road within 45 minutes.
Besides handling bomb calls in Kenosha County, the HDS has responded to incidents in Racine County and will respond to requests from any county in southern Wisconsin. The bomb squad charges $300 for a minimum of three hours and $100 for every hour after that.