Arizona Police Trained for Economic Civil Unrest

Mike Sunnucks, writing for the Phoenix Business Journal,
reports that Arizona state and local police “say they have
broad plans to deal with social unrest, including trouble
resulting from economic distress. The security and police
agencies declined to give specifics, but said they would
employ existing and generalized emergency responses to
civil unrest that arises for any reason.”

A recent report by the U.S. Army War College discusses the
possibility of Pentagon resources and troops being used in
the event of civil unrest due to the economic crisis

The Phoenix Police Department told the newspaper it has a Tactical Response Unit that trains “continually and has deployed on many occasions for any potential civil unrest issue,” according to Phoenix Police spokesman Andy Hill. Scottsdale Police spokesman Mark Clark said his department has similar plans “in place for such civil unrest.”

The Phoenix Business Journal notes Clark, Hill and other local police officials said the region did plenty of planning and emergency management training for the Super Bowl in February in Glendale. The training at the Super Bowl included personnel and resources from the Department of Homeland Security and the Northern Command, which coordinated with Arizona officials.

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Perhaps the government has a subscription to Trends Research Institute?

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