Specialist Search Group (SSG) In 1984 SSG was formed to search for Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs). It has since been used in all major security operations including the 1990 Commonwealth Games, CHOGM, APEC, royal and VIP tours.
The group's primary role is to search for IEDs, other dangerous items and substances. Further chem/bio capabilities are being developed. The skills the group has acquired in that role are now being used in a variety of general searches.
The SSG is familiar with explosive substances currently available within NZ and current trends in the use of international.