Police officers from several jurisdictions will participate in a commercial vehicle inspection and enforcement effort in Arizona for much of this week.
Operation Southern Shield 2022 will take place Tuesday, Feb. 22, through Friday, Feb. 25, on Interstate 10 from Phoenix to the New Mexico state line, and on Interstate 19 to the international border.
The focus of this enforcement effort is to target hazardous driving violations, conduct commercial motor vehicle inspections, and educate drivers on safe and compliant operation in an effort to reduce crashes involving commercial motor vehicles. Non-commercial vehicles that operate unsafely around CMVs will also be stopped.
This enforcement detail is led by the newly formed AZDPS Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Task Force, which is comprised of AZDPS Commercial Vehicle Enforcement troopers and Arizona Department of Transportation Enforcement and Compliance Division officers. During this detail, CVETF troopers and officers will work with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Pinal County Sheriff's Office, and officers from the Marana Police Department, Oro Valley Police Department, and Tucson Police Department.