Tulsa State Fair security

Monday, September 29th 2003, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

More than a million people are expected to visit the Tulsa State Fair this year. It creates a huge security issue for the Tulsa County Sheriff's Office.

The office says with more than 100 deputies patrolling the fairgrounds daily, the situation is manageable. But Captain Tim Albin says while safety "is" their number one concern, some security measures are limited to basic observation tactics.

TCSO Captain Tim Albin, "If we see something coming through the gate that we're suspicious about, that alerts us. We'll investigate it, but you have that many coming through the gate. We're not able to search every purse."

So far, officers have made a few arrests for public intoxication and fighting. And several juveniles were taken into custody for various offenses over the weekend.