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Over the past couple of years, government buildings in Tulsa have tighten security

Building security became a top priority at government installations in the wake of the Murrah bombing 11 years ago.

News on 6 anchor Terry Hood says you can no longer get your vehicle close to the front doors of the Tulsa County courthouse.

Local, state, and federal facilities obviously don't want us giving away all their security secrets, but the Tulsa’s security director did tell us surveillance has been stepped up around the downtown city hall plaza.

Downstairs, a new gate and barrier system just went up around Tulsa Police headquarters. The barrier was paid for with a Homeland Security grant, and will keep civilians from parking right next to the police station.

Across the street, shatterproof glass and concrete barricades are standard equipment at the Page Belcher Federal Building.

And across town, some of the toughest security measures are at the Army Corps of Engineers and IRS offices. Super-sensitive x-ray machines and metal detectors like those you'll find at other state and federal facilities sit inside the lobby and a nearly indestructible fence lines the perimeter of the property.

Ross Adkins with the US Army Corps of Engineers: "And of course, we have our gates here with guards, that completely surround the building. Remember now, we are part of the United States Army, so they're probably a little more sensitive about that than anywhere else."
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