Greater Tulsa Reporter
After serving over 26 years in law enforcement, Police Chief David Boggs will retire from the Broken Arrow Police Department (BAPD) at the end of August. A nationwide search for his replacement will begin in the coming weeks.
Boggs will leave behind a force of 146 sworn officers. Through his leadership, BAPD has gained a reputation as one of the most professional police agencies in the United States.
BAPD is also nationally recognized for its community policing programs, which other departments around the country use as a model for their programs. With over 250 citizens serving as volunteers for the police department, public support and respect for the City’s officers is exceptionally high. That support is credited for successful renewal of the Vision 2025 sales tax to hire new police officers, firefighters and fund street maintenance. BAPD will grow to 161 sworn officers when the Vision renewal campaign promise is fully implemented.
Boggs began working in Broken Arrow in August 2011. He was recruited from Lexington, Kentucky, where he had served as Deputy Chief. Boggs is looking forward to pursuing other opportunities that will take him into the teaching and consulting fields.
“The 26 years I have spent in the law enforcement profession have been profoundly fulfilling, and BAPD and this great city have been the capstone of my professional career. It’s time now to retire from active law enforcement and spend more time with my family and personal pursuits,” said Boggs. “My wife and I plan to stay in Broken Arrow and continue to raise our family and enjoy all the wonderful things BA has to offer! While my last day on the force will be in August, I intend to stay active in the community we love calling home.”