IDHS Hosting Operation Unify: Civil Unrest Functional Exercise

INDIANA – Indiana Department of Homeland Security (IDHS) employees are teaming up with local first responders in northern Indiana to test emergency plans in response to a scenario where civil unrest has the potential to turn violent.

Operation Unify: Civil Unrest Functional Exercise will take place on Aug. 3, 2022, at Trine University in Angola.

IDHS has been working with first responders in the northern part of the state to revise and update their plans, now they will validate these plans during a functional exercise. A functional exercise allows exercise participants to perform their duties in a simulated operational environment. Evaluators will be on site to watch the actions and decisions made and will offer suggestions on how participants can improve their responses.

This is a functional exercise. There will be no movement of personnel and resources as exercise play will be simulated.

IDHS partners with local authorities to create, revise and validate emergency response plans for many types of emergencies or disasters. This scenario was chosen to help first responders test their plans and do not reflect any ongoing threat to Indiana. This event is not open to the public.