Internal TigerSwan Situation Report 2017-01-25
Jun. 21 2017 — 3:10p.m.
DAPL SITREP 135 January 25, 2017 John Porter Chief Security Officer INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THIS REPORT IS PROPRIETARY AND SENSITIVE. DO NOT RELEASE OUTSIDE OF AUTHORIZED AND APPROVED RECIPIENTS.
INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THIS REPORT IS PROPRIETARY AND SENSITIVE DO NOT RELEASE OUTSIDE OF AUTHORIZED AND APPROVED RECIPIENTS The Highlights Protesters in ND have yet to conduct a major direct action since the issuance of President Trump’s executive order. The camps are, however, increasing their defensive posture and increasing in size as former protesters and new arrivals continue to stream into the area. LE arrested three protesters associated with flying a drone near HDD-W. Chicago-based protesters are back to organizing fund raisers for Standing Rock. The Details 1. NORTH DAKOTA FUSION CENTER i. ii. TigerSwan Intel Update a. Ronda Rousey, of MMA/UFC fame, stayed at the Prairie Knights Casino and visited the camps on 23 JAN 2017. b. Protestors continue to receive deliveries of fuel and defensive/structural materials. Camp 4 is increasing their perimeter security with railroad ties and barbed wire. The protestors will likely continue to improve their defensive posture in the camps over the next 48hrs. c. Protesters have increased their observation of LE/NG/DS in anticipation of a Camp-1-style removal by force operation. d. Protestors have begun using vehicle escorts for almost any activity outside of the camps. This may be a security tactic to ensure that individuals do not cross the LOA or conduct direct actions without permission. Past 24 Hours a. President Trump signed an Executive Memorandum directing the federal government to expedite the issuance of the final, already approved, easement for the Dakota Access pipeline. b. LE dismantled the illegal protester camp on Dredge Island and also conducted closer reconnaissance of camp 2, 3, and 4. LE also shot down a drone in vicinity of Turtle Hill and made three related arrests. Protester claimed that shots had been fired in relation to the arrests, but LE and DS confirmed the contrary. LE did use batons to break a window out of the vehicle the protesters used in their attempt to flee, which may have been mistaken for gunfire. c. Four Protesters conducted a daily “prayer walk” from Camp 4 to the stump located by OP3. These prayer walks are most likely an excuse to observe HDDW. d. Protesters traveling on snow mobiles and a small tracked ATV continually probed the area around Turtle Hill and then retreated to camp once observed by helicopter. e. A small group of protesters and alternative media probed North Bridge but did not cross the barricade. Prepared for Energy Transfer Partners 1
INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THIS REPORT IS PROPRIETARY AND SENSITIVE DO NOT RELEASE OUTSIDE OF AUTHORIZED AND APPROVED RECIPIENTS iii. f. Approximately 30-35 vehicles arrived in camp during the night. g. Protestor buggies and snowmobiles made several trips to Camp 6 with towed sleds full of unknown goods/equipment that could be used for future direct actions. h. Maintained security at HDD-W, HDD-E, and Mandan Municipal Airport. i. HDD-W updates: widened wire at entrance to HDD pad to accommodate large equipment traffic. j. HDD-E updates: conducted walk through of HHD defense plan with all security personnel, technician restored internet service to the TOC. Next 24 Hours a. Continue to develop an anti-drone plan in the vicinity of the drill pad. b. Improve incident response communications by implementing a shift recall plan. c. Continue to improve security efforts at HDD-W, HDD-E, and Mandan Municipal Airport. 2. IOWA SECURITY ADVISORY i. ii. iii. Intel Update a. No significant intelligence to report. Past 24 Hours a. Assess the Cambridge Pump Station and valve sites as needed. Next 24 Hours a. Assess the Cambridge Pump Station and valve sites as needed. 3. ILLINOIS FUSION CENTER i. ii. iii. TigerSwan Intel Update a. Chicago-based activists are planning a fundraiser for the protesters that have remained in the camps in North Dakota: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/thefights-not-over-raise-funds-for-the-future-of-standing-rock-tickets-30921765834 b. An online petition to President Trump to rescind his executive order concerning DAPL and Keystone ZL is being circulated across multiple sources: https://actionsprout.io/1351DF?source=share Past 24 Hours a. Intelligence gathering and analysis. Next 24 Hours a. Conduct facility site visits in the southern portion of the I-72 corridor. Prepared for Energy Transfer Partners 2