Bomb Arson Unit

San Diego County Sheriff's
Bomb/Arson Unit

1745 N. Marshall Avenue

El Cajon, CA 92020


Emergency:  9-1-1

Dispatch: (858) 565-5200

Business: (619) 956-4980



The Bomb/Arson Unit investigates all matters relating to arson, suspicious fires, fire injuries, fire death, explosions, explosive injuries, explosive related deaths, and the recovery and safe disposal of homemade bombs and military munitions. The Bomb/Arson Unit provides service throughout San Diego County to any law enforcement agency which seeks assistance.


All members are certified with the FBI Bomb Data Center as Bomb Technicians. Members have received training through the State Fire Marshall as Fire Investigators.


Missions include:

▪  Render safe or remove suspected improvised explosive devices and military munitions

▪  Conduct post-blast investigations

▪  Provide dignitary protection support

▪  Develop and promulgate bomb threat awareness and safety programs

▪  Investigate fires of suspicious nature or causing serious injury or death