Russell Hulstine, NewsOn6.com

BROKEN ARROW, Oklahoma -- David Boggs has been named Police Chief for the City of Broken Arrow.

In a news release, Boggs, who most recently has served as Deputy Police Chief for the city of Lexington, Kentucky, brings 20 years of experience to Broken Arrow.

"My family and I are extremely excited to get involved in the community of Broken Arrow," Boggs said. "All of us are looking forward to the new challenges, friends and experiences that will come with this opportunity. And I'm especially proud to be asked to lead and serve with the men and women of the Broken Arrow Police Department."

Boggs began his career in 1991 as a patrol officer with the Lexington Police Department.

"Chief Boggs has an outstanding record as a police officer and leader," said City Manager Dave Wooden. "He brings many outstanding qualities to the chief's position. He will continue and enhance the tradition of excellence in the Broken Arrow Police Department"

Boggs takes over for Todd Wuestewald who announced in December 2010 he was retiring.  Wuestewald was a 29-year veteran of the Broken Arrow Police Department.

Boggs has been married for 22 years and has two children.

He will assume leadership of the Broken Arrow Police Department on August 22, 2011.