VicPol Corporate

Arson and Explosives Squad

The role of Arson and Explosives is to respond to and provide primary investigation accountability for offences including:

  • suspicious fire deaths (or injury likely to result in death)
  • bombs and/or explosive devices
  • fatalities involving wildfire/bushfire

Respond to and provide support to police across the state for offences including:

  • fire-related death, suicide or life threatening and or siginificant serious injuries
  • politically motivated fires
  • complex suspicious fires
  • intentionally or recklessly causing a bushfire

Arson and Explosives Squad strives to provide a dedicated specialist investigation group to:

  • target organised, serial, or recidivist offenders
  • maintain and develop subject matter consultants in arson and explosives and maintain investigation guidelines
  • this squad works with VPFSC Fire and Explosion Section and Bomb Response Unit.

Reviewed 23 January 2019