TULSA, Okla. — The Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office is upping security techniques for this year’s Tulsa State Fair. More than one million people are expected to attend over the next 11 days.
Sheriff Vic Regalado said his deputies are ready to keep everyone safe. He adds the latest in technology camera systems are playing a big role.
“We’ll have the ability for instance if a child with a red shirt goes missing the camera system allows us to pinpoint everybody with a red shirt,” he said.
Regalado said last year TCSO reunited more than 130 kids with their parents after getting lost. Not only did TCSO reunite families, but deputies found 10 guns. Nine of which juveniles had on them.
“We are taking a no-nonsense approach. If you get caught here with a gun you’re going to get a swift kick out of here, your gun is going to get seized and you’re going to go to jail if we can manage to do that,” he said.
Regalado said it’s illegal to carry guns at the fair.
“The way things have been going you can see the potential for a tragic event. That’s why we’re taking a no-nonsense policy. I don’t want to hear complaints from people whose kid got tossed out,” he said.
He’s reminding people to not fight and have a good time.
“Please, if you are an idiot stay home. If you are someone who wants to come to the fair and have a good time with your family and friends in a safe and inviting atmosphere, then welcome to the 2022 Tulsa State Fair,” Sheriff Regalado said.
Tulsa Fire Department will also have a designated spot at the fair, too.
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