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Central Oklahoma Law Enforcement
The purpose of COLERT is to provide a rapid and effective response to jurisdictions within the Central Oklahoma Urban Area whose law enforcement resources have been overwhelmed and cannot successfully mitigate threatened or actual terrorist events, civil unrest or technological /natural disasters. The COLERT Team consists of officers from various jurisdictions within the designated Central Oklahoma Urban Area. The Central Oklahoma Urban Area (COUASI) is made up from all of Homeland Security Regions Six and Eight and encompasses the following counties: Oklahoma, Canadian, Cleveland, McClain, Pottawatomie, Lincoln and Logan.
The following is the procedure to request assistance from COLERT
1. The request must be from an agency head or his designee, such as a Police Chief, Sheriff, or shift commander;
Requesting agencies should contact one of the following persons in order to activate a COLERT response. All of the COLERT leadership with be notified, and a mobilization team will respond to the emergency to assess personnel and equipment needs of the requesting agency. During this time, COLERT members will be notified via automated system and placed on alert for a possible deployment.
To learn more about the Central Oklahoma UASI COLERT program, please contact:
State of Oklahoma
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