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Bombs And Bombings: A Handbook To Protection, Security, Detection, Disposal And Investigation For Industry, Police And Fire Departments
Thomas Graham Brodie  More Info

About the Miami-Dade Police Department
The Miami-Dade Police Department (formerly known as the Metro-Dade Police Department and the Dade County Sheriff's Office) is a limited-service Metropolitan police department serving Miami-Dade County's unincorporated areas, although they have lenient mutual aid agreements with other municipalities, most often the City of Miami Police Department. The Miami-Dade Police Department is the largest police department in the state of Florida with over 5,000 employees. The Department is still often referred by its former name, the Metro-Dade Police or simply Metro. Miami-Dade police are easily identified by their khaki uniforms. Miami-Dade Police vehicles are identified by their green and white livery. Regular Miami-Dade police officers carry silver badges, while officers with the ranks of Sergeant and above carry gold badges.


On Miami-Dade Police badges and ID cards, Miami-Dade police officers are referred to as "Deputy Sheriffs" although in regular everyday practice they're just called "police officers." The Director of the Miami-Dade Police Department is also occasionally referred to as "the Sheriff."


The Miami-Dade Police Department operates out of nine districts throughout Miami-Dade County and has two special bureaus.

Thomas Brodie is retired from Metro Dade Police Department (Florida) at the rank of captain.  Thomas Brodie law enforcement career included more than twenty-four years as a founder of the Miami Bomb squad and supervisor of its crime scene unit. Over the course of his career, Captain Brodie investigated approximately 350 bombings and assisted in the disposal of over 4000 bombs and tons of explosives. He is a charter member of the International Association of Bomb Technicians and Investigators and among other awards and honors, he was knighted by the Queen Elizabeth II for his role in protecting the British Empire in the Caribbean.  Thomas Brodie is the author of Bombs and Bombings: A Handbook to Protection, Security, Detection, Disposal and Investigation for Industry, Police and Fire Departments.


According to the book description of Bombs and Bombings: A Handbook to Protection, Security, Detection, Disposal and Investigation for Industry, Police and Fire Departments, “This expanded new edition provides law enforcement personnel, firefighters, and security professionals with the most up-to-date information and procedures on the investigation, detection, and disposal of dangerous bombs and explosives and the evidence obtained from them. The text contains a general outline of the procedures employed in processing both commercial and homemade explosives, military explosive ordnance, bombs, improvised explosive devices, suspected packages, infernal machines, bomb scares, explosions, bombings, and related incidents. Examples from real life experiences are offered to explain the reasons for the procedures. These case histories cover a wide variety of examples of bombings of persons, buildings, automobiles, trains, ships, and aircraft. Checklists at the end of chapters provide step-by-step procedures so that the specialist can use them as a guide or alter them with the individual circumstances. This edition contains 56 additional new illustrations from actual cases to further describe the examples as reasons for the methods used in the text. Written by an internationally recognized expert on bombs, bombings, and bomb disarmament, this classic text serves as the primary reference on the subject for law enforcement, criminal justice, and security professionals in both the public and private sectors.”

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