Oklahoma Highway Patrol

A Message from the Chief of Patrol

COL Michael Harrell
Chief of Patrol
OHP Chief Michael Harrell

Welcome to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol web site. Within our web site you will learn more about the Oklahoma State Troopers, the many services we provide, and how to become a Trooper.

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol was legislatively created in 1937 due to the growing problem of motor vehicle accidents, the expansion of a highway system, and the increase in criminal activities. Today, we are comprised of highly trained and motivated sworn troopers and civilian personnel who are dedicated to serve the citizens of Oklahoma.

As the principal statewide law enforcement agency in Oklahoma, the State Patrol is dedicated to providing quality policing directed at achieving safer roadways and reducing crime through pro-active investigations, education and patrol services and by providing leadership and resources during natural disasters, civil disorders and critical incidents.

I hope you will take the time and review the professional services and opportunities we provide to the citizens of the Great State of Oklahoma. If the Oklahoma Highway Patrol can ever be of service to you, please let me know.

Our Mission Statement

Working to provide a safe, secure environment for the public through courteous, quality and professional services.