The LAPF supports programs that provide specialized training in order to ensure that LAPD officers are instructed in cutting-edge law enforcement tactics and have the highest level of preparation possible for potential natural disasters, terrorist attacks and gang violence, including:

  • Counter-terrorism training for LAPD bomb technicians by the Israeli National Police Bomb Squad, the most skilled and experienced bomb technicians in the world, with extensive instruction on the safest detonations, post-blast investigations and innovative countermeasures for vehicle and person-borne IEDs.
  • Explosive residue detection training for the LAPD’s Bomb Detection K-9 teams that guard LAX in order to expand their capabilities from simple explosive device searches to tracking traces of explosive residue on a human body and identifying vapor trails from a hundred yards away.