Operation Southern Shield 2022 will take place from Tuesday, February 22, 2022, through Friday, February 25, 2022, on Interstate 10 from Phoenix to the New Mexico state line, and on Interstate 19 to the international border.
On the morning of Wednesday, February 9, 2022, an AZDPS State Trooper attempted to stop the driver of a Chevrolet SUV for moving violations on Interstate 40 eastbound near Winslow. The driver failed to stop and continued eastbound, prompting a pursuit.
On Wednesday, January 19, 2022, an Arizona Department of Public Safety (AZDPS) trooper stopped the driver of a Dodge passenger van for speeding and unsafe following distance on westbound Interstate 10 at milepost 229, west of Marana.
On Tuesday, January 11, 2022, an Arizona Department of Public Safety (AZDPS) trooper initiated a stop on the driver of a white Jeep Compass for unsafe driving behavior and an equipment violation near 29th Street and Van Buren in Phoenix.
During a one-week period of operation from Tuesday, December 7, 2021, through Tuesday, December 14, 2021, Arizona Department of Public Safety (AZDPS) troopers seized over 664 pounds of methamphetamine and 37 pounds of fentanyl.