The Oklahoma Homeland Security Act outlines OKOHS strategic objectives:
The duties of the office also include:
The Oklahoma Office of Homeland Security is not intended to be an additional layer of bureaucratic red tape within state government. The focus of the office is singular by design—prevent, protect and prepare Oklahoma for terrorism by means of a Weapon of Mass Destruction (WMD) or Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear or Explosive (CBRNE) device.
OKOHS works closely with state agencies staffed with well-trained and qualified experts in areas such as agriculture, natural disasters and/or public health. OKOHS functions as a coordinating entity between state agencies to avoid duplication of efforts and conserve limited state and federal resources.