Donald W. Baucom
Explosive Devices in Schools
This session will address the concerns for Campus Police as First Responders to Explosives Emergencies. It will discuss the steps that should be taken in the event a situation should occur and will provide some information about explosives and what to look for during security sweeps, etc.
Donald Baucom is employed by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, United States Department of Justice as a Senior Special Agent stationed at the Fayetteville Field Office, Fayetteville, North Carolina. Agent Baucom has been employed by ATF since September 1989. Prior to that, he was employed by the Union County Sheriff’s Office located in Monroe, North Carolina as a Deputy Sheriff from 1981 to 1989. His current duties involve investigating criminal activity relating to firearms and explosives.
Agent Baucom attended Wingate University in Wingate, North Carolina and received a Bachelors of Science Degree in Communications, Cum Laude in 1988. Agent Baucom’s training includes studies at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, Brunswick, Georgia, at the National Center for Explosives Training and Research in Bowling Green, Virginia, at the U.S. Navy School of Explosives Ordnance Disposal in Indianhead, Maryland and Pensacola, Florida.
Agent Baucom has participated in numerous investigations in which firearms and explosives were involved. Agent Baucom has testified as an expert witness relating to the origin of firearms in the District Court of the United States of America in both the Eastern District of North Carolina and the Middle District of North Carolina.
Agent Baucom serves on the ATF National Response Team and responds to major arson and explosive incidents. Agent Baucom teaches explosives and firearm investigative techniques at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, at the National Center for Explosives Training and Research, at International Law Enforcement Academies, and at local community colleges and police departments as part of his duties.