Tulsa State Fair Safety Tips

After a yearlong hiatus due to the pandemic, the Tulsa State Fair is back! It starts Thursday, September 30th and runs through October 10th. The Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office wants to make sure fair goers stay safe and have a great time during the fair.

Child Safety

Over the 11 days of the event, more than a million people are expected to attend the Tulsa State Fair. With crowds this large, it’s easy for children to get separated from their families. Throughout the most recent fair in 2019, TCSO reunited 101 lost children with their families.

To help make reuniting lost kids with their families faster and easier, TCSO offers wrists bands for children. Parents write their cell phone numbers on the bands, so that if their child gets lost, deputies can call the number on the wristband and make plans to reunite the parents with their child.

The wrist bands are free. Families can pick them up at TCSO’s Command Post near the entrance gate on the east side of Expo Square or at TCSO’s booth on the upper level of Expo Square.

If your child becomes lost, immediately alert a Deputy or go to the “lost child” center on the east end of the midway near Central Park Hall.

Before You Arrive

  • Talk to your children about what to do if they get lost. Let them know that our Deputies are there to help them, and not be afraid to ask us for help.
  • Take a picture of your children with your cell phone. This will provide a current photo of your child and what they are wearing.

Don’t Tempt Vehicle Burglars

Without the “Park and Ride” bus service this year, there will be more vehicles parked around the fair grounds. This will create a larger target for vehicle burglars. To reduce your chances of becoming a victim, lock your vehicle and make sure no valuables are visible through the windows.


The midway can be crowded. So in case of a medical or law enforcement emergency, please move aside and give first responders room to do their jobs.

Guns are not permitted at the fair under 21 O.S. § 1290.22, section D.3

Ladies of Law Enforcement Day

TCSO is excited to host our first ever “Ladies of Law Enforcement” event. This event is a great opportunity for women to explore the various career opportunities that TCSO has to offer.

On August 14th, TCSO Trainers and staff will host a morning and afternoon session at our training center. Each session will begin with a demonstration by TCSO’s SWAT team, then participants will have an opportunity to either observe and/or participate in a number of law enforcement exercises such as: Virtual “shoot or don’t shoot” training, a traffic stop, obstacle courses of various difficulty levels, a defensive tactics demonstration and an officer rescue demonstration. The sessions will end with a panel discussion. The panelists will be female law enforcement members from TCSO as well as surrounding agencies. Participants will have an opportunity to ask the panelists questions about their various law enforcement careers.

The event will be held at TCSO’s Training Center at 6094 E 66th Street North on Saturday, August 14th

Ladies 18 years and older are invited to attend. The event is free however you must register in advance.

Click here to register for morning session

Click here to register for afternoon session


There are 30 spots available for each session. Reservations are first come, first serve. The morning session will go from 8:00 am to noon. The afternoon session is 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Ladies who sign up before July 28th will receive a free event T-Shirt.

Participants should wear athletic clothing. Sunblock is also recommended, as some of the activities will take place outdoors.

Law Enforcement Job Fair

Join us at the River Spirit Expo Lower Level located at 4145 E. 21st Street in Tulsa from 10:30am to 4:00pm on July 27, 2021 for a free law enforcement job fair. This event is free and open to the public and no registration is required.

This fair will feature The Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office, Tulsa Police Department, Glenpool Police Department, Bixby Police Department, Broken Arrow Police Department, Owasso Police Department, Oklahoma Highway Patrol, and Jenks Police Department, Tulsa Community College Police and Tulsa County Court Services. 

These agencies will be hiring for civilian and law enforcement positions such as; Deputy Sheriff, Police Officer, Trooper, 911 Communications, Detention Officer, Clerks, Analysts and Maintenance Technicians.

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TCSO partner’s with local churches to hold job fair on October 11th

The Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office is excited to partner with “Going Hard for Christ Church” and “Ministerio Cristiano Seguidores de Jesus” to offer job opportunities to the communities these local churches serve. This is the first year we’ve collaborated to hold the “Building Trust by Building Communities Family Career Fair”.

TCSO is always looking to hire diverse and bilingual applicants who have a desire to serve their community. Our recruiters will host a job fair at “Going Hard for Christ” on Sunday, October 11th. Bilingual Deputies and Detention Officers will be there to answer any questions applicants have, as well as share important safety information. These materials will be available in both English and Spanish.

Sheriff Vic Regalado said, “The Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office looks forward to a positive collaboration with Going Hard for Christ and Ministerio Cristiano Seguidores de Jesus; both in fellowship, worship and in providing their community members job opportunities here at the Sheriff’s Office.”

Pastor Lawrence Peoples says “I am extremely excited about the partnership between GHFCC and TCSO. This partnership will help narrow the gap between the community and law enforcement, by building strong, positive relationships”.

The job fair is open to the public. It will be held at the Going Hard for Christ Community Center, which is located directly behind the Church’s main building at 205 S Sheridan. The event will run from 2:00pm to 5:00 pm on Sunday, October 11th. The Sheriff is scheduled to speak during the morning church service in the main sanctuary at 11:00 am.

For more information on job openings at TCSO, or fill out an application:


New Uniforms for TCSO!

TCSO will launch our new uniforms and badges on August 31st. Tulsa County citizens can expect to start seeing Deputies wearing their new gray and dark blue uniforms with their matte black badges on Monday, August 31st. That’s one day earlier than expected. The tan class A uniform will be officially retired except for official business of the TCSO Honor Guard.

Foreclosure Sales Update

August 18, 2020 foreclosure sales will be held at the Tulsa County Courthouse in the Basement Jury Room. Due to the COVID-19 Restrictions and limited seating, only bidders will be allowed in the Jury Room and only one bidder from each company will be allowed.

August 25, 2020 foreclosure sales will be held at the Tulsa County Courthouse in room 119. Due to the COVID-19 Restrictions and limited seating, only bidders will be allowed in Room 119 and only one bidder from each company will be allowed.

Foreclosure Sales to Resume July 28, 2020

Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office foreclosure sales will resume on July 28, 2020 at 10:00am. Due to the amount of sales and CDC Guidelines, the sales will be held at the lower level of the River Spirit Expo Center located at 4145 E. 21st Tulsa, OK. Parking and entry will be on the south side of the building. Registration will begin at 9:00am. Please check our website for additional upcoming sales locations and information.

Attorney Visitation Changes

In compliance with Oklahoma’s Open Up and Recover Safely (OURS) Plan (revised May 28, 2020), Governor Stitts’ Executive Order 2020-20, filed May 30, 2020, and the Oklahoma Supreme Court’s and Court of Criminal Appeals’ Joint Order, SCAD 2020-36, the TCJ will begin to allow in person non-contact attorney visitation, beginning June 2, 2020 by following the same health procedures and screening that TCJ staff adhere to.

  • Attorneys will wear a protective mask while on the property of the TCJ.
  •  A health screening questionnaire will be completed by all attorneys desiring in person non-contact visitation with clients in the TCJ. Staff guidelines will be adhered to regarding entry to the TCJ.  Attorneys will positively state they show no symptoms of the COVID-19 virus.
  • Attorney’s temperature will be taken with a touch-less infrared thermometer and temperatures above 100 degrees F will NOT be permitted entry to the TCJ visitation area.
  • Hand washing is strongly encouraged upon entering the TCJ.
  • The area of the attorney/client non-contact visitation will be cleaned and disinfected by TCJ staff.
  • The attorney will spray touched surfaces with an EPA approved product for disinfectant purposes supplied by the TCJ upon leaving the attorney/client non-contact visitation area per TCJ posted instructions.
  • In person non-contact attorney visitation will be available at the TCJ from 8 am – 4:30 pm, for a 25-minute visit per inmate/detainee.  Times for visitation can be scheduled by emailing Corporal Brown at mbrown@tcso.org and listing the inmates name and the time you’d like to visit.  Emails must be received by 2:00 pm the day before your intended visit, this will allow the TCJ to complete scheduling requirements.

The TCJ administration will maintain and revise our in person non-contact attorney visitation policy, in consultation with Turn Key medical staff and the Tulsa City-County Health Department, based on the prevalence of community spread and the number of suspected or confirmed COVID-19 patients in the facility.

Public Services to Open May 15, 2020

On May 15th, The Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office  Public Services Unit will resume providing full services to members of the public. However, customers need to be aware of a few measures that will be in place to protect the public as well as our employees:

For Friday’s opening for Public Services, we have taken the following measures:

  • Standard COVID-19 questions will be posted at the entry doors. If anyone answers yes to any of these questions, they will not be permitted in.
  • Lobby capacity will be limited to five customers. (Only customers receiving services should take up lobby space.)
  • Those customers waiting outside the entrance on the porch will need to stand six feet apart. (There will be markers on the pavement)  Or, they may wait in their cars.
  • Sanitizer will be available to all customers to disinfect their hands.
  • Customers will be served on a “first come, first serve” basis.
  • Customers will not be allowed into the secure area without a face mask.
  • The Lobby and secure areas will be disinfected on a regular basis.