The bomb squad mission is to respond to all explosive or incendiary incidents including exploded bombs, unexploded bombs, suspicious packages or recovered explosives found within the jurisdiction of the Franklin County Sheriff's Office. The squad also provides bomb squad support to a variety of State and Federal agencies, including Dignitary Protection details. In addition to the operational activities, the squad provides training to various law enforcement agencies within the Central Ohio area on the topics of bomb scene safety and bomb searching and explosive identification. The bomb squad also conducts public talks to civic groups and private industry on the same topics. The bomb squad is a fully equipped and Nationally Certified bomb squad. Equipment includes protective suits, X-ray equipment, package disrupters, and a remote control robot.
The Sheriff's Office Bomb Squad is comprised of 3 Sergeants, and 5 Deputies of which are all Certified Bomb Technicians. In addition, there are 3 Deputies who are Canine Handlers accompanied with Certified "Bomb Sniffing" Canines.
Sgt. Keith Cooper is the Sheriff Office bomb squad coordinator and commander.