Explosive Breaching Characterization Handbook


The Explosive Breaching Characterization Handbook is a 141 page technical reference guide for use during explosive breaching training and operations. The Handbook includes information on Target Intelligence, Explosive Breaching Safety, Breaching Charge construction, and other technical data. The guide is for use by civilian law enforcement operators who have been professionally trained in explosive breaching. It is printed on waterproof paper, spiral bound, and suitable for operational use in the field.

The Breaching Handbook is For Official Use Only - Law Enforcement Sensitive – All individuals handling the information are required to protect it from unauthorized disclosure. This information should be disseminated on a need-to-know basis. This document is a product of the Technical Support Working Group. It is not for public use, but is intended for use by military, federal, state, and local personnel. Authorization for use by any others than named above must be requested via e-mail to the Contact Information Form and approved by the Director CTTSO/TSWG.

The Breaching Handbook is available from the Government Printing Office in single copies for $57 each which includes shipping and handling. To order this handbook, request stock number 008-001-00187-8. First send an e-mail request for quantity desired to [email protected], and include stock number, contact name, organization name, address, and telephone number. Security contractors must also provide similar sponsoring government agency information. Confirmation of the order will be approved via e-mail with an approval number. The documents can then be ordered from GPO, accompanied by a copy of the confirmation e-mail and approval number, as follows:

Orders accompanied by the TSWG approval number may be placed via e-mail, fax, and mail. Online: http://bookstore.gpo.gov, E-mail: [email protected]; Phone: Toll free (866) 512-1800, DC Area: (202) 512-1800, Fax: (202) 512-2250 at any time; Mail: send to: Superintendent of Documents, Mail Stop: SSOP, Washington, DC 20402-0001. All orders require prepayment, either by check, money order, VISA, MasterCard, American Express, Discover/NOVUS, or GPO Deposit Account.