Hazardous Materials Handlers
The HazMat officers are equipped and trained to handle emergencies involving hazardous materials such as chemical spills and bio terror threats. These officers have undergone comprehensive training, including training from the federal government's office of Homeland Security. They utilize PPE (personal protection equipment) suits. These suits and air masks are designed to allow an officer to remain in a contaminated area "hot zone" for up to 72 hours.