TULSA, Okla. - The Tulsa State Fair bills itself as family-friendly fun, but keeping the little ones safe can be tough.
Tulsa County Sheriff's Major Shannon Clark says his deputies are there to help but the ultimate responsibility falls on the parents.
Clark says, "Know where the exits to the games are. Talk about a back-up plan. Don't rely on your cell phone. Educate your kids before you get out here."
Major Clark doesn't want parents telling their kids to find just any adult if they get lost.
Clark says, "What parents need to tell their kids if they get separated: One, they need to not let people know that they are scared. Then they need to find the first uniformed Sheriff's Deputy or security officer on the grounds that can get them to where they need to go."
Clark tells me its all hands on deck when a child goes missing.
Clark says, "We've been searching for kids as old as fourteen and as young as one."
Clark recommends that all kids get an ID bracelet with a parent's contact info on it.
You can get one at the Tulsa County Sheriff's Office booth in the upper level of the QuikTrip Center.