Public Safety

Public Safety is a key priority in Oklahoma City, with spending for public safety consuming 55 percent of the City's general fund budget. The Police and Fire departments receive additional revenue through a dedicated three-quarter cent Public Safety Sales Tax.

While Public Safety in Oklahoma City encompasses the traditional fire and police responsibilities, it has broadened to include various emergency services ranging from routine emergency medical response to disaster rescue and recover.

Emergency service planning in Oklahoma City is handled by the Police Department but involves Fire paramedics who serve as first responders, as well as EMSA's emergency medical services and County and State Health Departments who work with the Federal Center for Disease Control.


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