Homeland Security Network Blog

The information source for first responders.

  • Home
    Home This is where you can find all the blog posts throughout the site.
  • Categories
    Categories Displays a list of categories from this blog.
  • Archives
    Archives Contains a list of blog posts that were created previously.
Posted by on in Terrorism
  • Font size: Larger Smaller
  • Hits: 302
  • Print

National Guard activations expected to rapidly increase, could be used for law enforcement

b2ap3_thumbnail_Screenshot_2020-03-19-Guard-activations-expected-to-rapidly-increase-could-be-used-for-law-enforcement.png

Military Times

Guard activations expected to rapidly increase, could be used for law enforcement

by Kyle Rempfer

The National Guard is expecting a rapid increase in unit activations over the next few weeks, leaders said at the Pentagon Thursday, filling roles like coronavirus testing and potentially law enforcement.

Governors in 27 states have already activated elements of their National Guard forces, but everywhere in the country, state leaders have declared states of emergency, said Air Force Gen. Joseph L. Lengyel, chief of the National Guard Bureau.

“With COVID-19, it’s like we have 54 separate hurricanes in every state, territory and the District of Columbia,” Lengyel said. “Unlike a hurricane, we don’t know when this will dissipate or head out to sea. But a historic event requires a historic response.”

More than 2,000 Guard personnel have been activated in total so far.

 

Read more: https://www.militarytimes.com/news/your-army/2020/03/19/guard-activations-expected-to-rapidly-increase-could-be-used-for-law-enforcement/