Concerned Oklahomans for the Highway Patrol Society is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization formed by citizens and friends of the Oklahoma Highway Patrol.


Our Purpose

The principal purpose of our group is to enhance public support for, further the views and goals of, and support increased professionalism of the troopers of the Oklahoma Highway Patrol.  The OHP is the only professional organization adequately trained to be responsible for public safety across Oklahoma.

COHPS is not a lobby group.  Rather, it is organized to be of service to the troopers' cause.  COHPS is overseen by a Board of Directors consisting of 13 members: six from Eastern Oklahoma, six from Western Oklahoma, and one at-large member.  These Directors work directly with the representatives from the:

  • Oklahoma Highway Patrol

  • Department of Public Safety

  • Oklahoma State Troopers' Association

  • Retired State Troopers

In addition to the projects that COHPS works on each year, the organization has a long-term goal that is crucial to its success.  That goal is to establish a network of membership across Oklahoma's 77 counties, enabling us to gain strength through numbers.  Every member in our organization is important.  And every goal that is met can only be achieved by, and attributed to, our member's participation.  We want our troopers to know that they are appreciated by the large majority of the citizens of Oklahoma as they perform their demanding job, risking their lives for public safety.  We are here to assist them in their fight to preserve their tradition and we will continue to support them in their efforts to enhance their organization.


Board of Directors

The COHPS Board of Directors is a volunteer group of citizens who greatly appreciates the men and women of the Department of Public Safety and the Oklahoma Highway Patrol.

The COHPS Directors are not compensated in anyway for their time, travel, of for any other expenses while serving on the COHPS Board. Rest assured your support of COHPS goes in total to our Oklahoma Highway Patrol Troopers and their families.

COHPS is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation and qualifies as a tax exempt donation.

Meet the Board of Directors


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"The Oklahoma Highway Patrol is a family in the truest sense of the word. The brave and proud men and women of this amazing organization work diligently not only to ensure the safety of the citizens of the Great State of Oklahoma, but also to work tirelessly to make sure we take are of each other. While we singularly work hard to take care of our fellow Brown Shirts, we could never provide all the resources necessary without the compassionate assistance of the rest of our family - the amazing organization known as COHPS. The COHPS Board and all of its members always have our Troopers well being at the very core of their mission, and make sure that any and every Trooper in need is taken care of in an awe-inspiring way. Having witnessed first hand the positive effects our COHPS family is responsible for, I say thank you and God Bless."

Rusty Rhoades
Commissioner of the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety
Cabinet Secretary of Safety and Security

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"The Oklahoma Highway Patrol’s core values are the very foundation of our great organization. Honesty, loyality, respect, self-discipline, and professionalism are traits that we all strive to perfect. Those same attributes are synonymous with the COHPS institution. I watch daily as the members of COHPS give selflessly, only to ensue the success of our agency’s mission as well as its members and their extended families. I could never sufficiently thank them for all they do."

Mike Harrell
Chief of the Oklahoma Highway Patrol