Capitol Security Update

Published: 11/17/2021, 8:48 PM
Edited: 11/17/2021, 8:49 PM

(OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla.) The Oklahoma Highway Patrol has plans in place for extra security at the capitol and the governor's mansion this week due to the special session taking place as well as potential protests and rallies.

The right of Oklahomans to peacefully assemble is of great importance to OHP and our plans center around protecting that right and protecting the people who choose to do this. If at any time, any gatherings or protests turn violent or laws are broken, OHP is prepared to take the appropriate action in those situations as well.

Barriers have been placed along NE 23rd Street adjacent to the governor's mansion for the protection of those assembling. The sidewalk in front of the mansion does not afford ample space for large groups to gather and the fear was that someone would fall into the traffic on the road.

OHP is tasked with protecting people and property on state grounds and we plan to do so with the professionalism and courtesy the citizens of Oklahoma have come to expect from our agency.


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