The Wyoming Highway Patrol has announced Laramie trooper Dave Wagener as the new sergeant of the agency of public relations.

Dave will begin his new duties at Cheyenne headquarters July 1.

The Wyoming Highway Patrol Facebook page says Dave is "young, articulate, well spoken and well read.  He's been a hard working trooper for 13 years.  He's excited to promote our agency and he's got some fantastic ideas."

Wagener earned his Bachelor's Degree in Criminology from the University of Northern Iowa in 2001.