ASSIST LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES IN EOD OPERATIONS
1. EOD personnel assist public safety and law enforcement agencies when they have no EOD
capability or their capability is over-extended. The control detachment will coordinate the request.
2. The responding EOD personnel may:
a. Function as Technical Consultants or Advisors. Assistance may be given civil authorities in the
interest of public safety. When delays would endanger life or cause injuries, commanders are
authorized to render such assistance as necessary to prevent injury or death. An immediate
report of actions taken will be telephoned, through channels, to the Army Operations Center.
b. Attempt Render Safe Procedures. Army personnel may not attempt render safe procedures if
that service aids or assists in a civilian criminal investigation. If authorized by the appropriate
commander, Army personnel could assist in locating and disarming an explosive device if the
facts do not assume assisting in a criminal investigation.
c. Assist In or Perform Disposal of Hazardous Residue. Emergency transportation and disposal of
chemical surety material in the public domain is authorized only when the health or safety of any
person is clearly endangered.