Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear Explosives
The National Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear Explosives (CBRNE) Response Team is called in to evaluate scenes potentially linked to terrorist or suspected terrorist activity. Such events typically involve the use of devices that can cause damage or injury over a large area, for example poisonous gases or explosives. The team looks for trace evidence and collects samples to determine if a chemical, biological radiological or nuclear weapon of mass destruction was used.
The CBRNE Team can also be deployed to major events, such as the Olympics or G8/G20 Summits, to provide an immediate, on-site analysis of suspicious packages, attacks or unexpected incidents.
When requested, the CBRNE Team provides assistance to police agencies following a CBRNE event and is available to provide police agencies with CBRNE training.
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