Working to provide a safe, secure environment for the public through courteous, quality and professional services.
The Oklahoma Highway Patrol has a rich heritage of proudly protecting Oklahomans since 1937. Governor E.W. Marland convinced the state legislature to create the Oklahoma Highway Patrol that year. A few dedicated troopers with little training and bare-bones equipment hit state highways and made an immediate impact. Today, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol is one of the most modern state police agencies in the nation. Using the latest in technology, the OHP continues to protect and serve the citizens of Oklahoma.
The majority of the members are assigned to the thirteen field Troops, A though M and the turnpike Troops, X and Y. These field troopers are responsible for patrolling Oklahoma’s 111,994 miles of city, county, and state-maintained roads and highways. Field troopers are first responders to emergency situations from collisions to natural disasters and civil disorders. Troopers provide everyday service to the public, whether it be a motorist assist or promoting Oklahoma to a visitor in the state. Troopers are prepared and willing to assist any law enforcement agency when asked and perceptive to take the initiative to offer assistance when needed.