Officer Boaz is a native to Paris, Texas and a graduate from Paris High School (1985) and Commerce Department of Public Safety (1990) with instruction in Law Enforcement. His career in Law Enforcement began as a Delta County Jailer/911 Dispatcher in 1989. He joined the Lamar County Sheriff's Department as a Field Deputy in 1990 where he worked in civil process, investigations and was an intoxilyzer operator. He joined the Paris Police Department in 1995 as a 911 Dispatcher and became a Police Officer in 1996. Officer Boaz was assigned to North Lamar ISD as a School Resource Officer in February of 2003.
Officer Boaz assists the Student Crime Stoppers Program along with Coordinator Billy Copeland. North Lamar Student Crime Stoppers has received numerous awards from the State of Texas. Due to the excellent participation in these programs, numerous investigations have been conducted and many crimes have been solved.
Officer Boaz teaches a Law Enforcement Class in the Career and Technology Department at North Lamar High School. Law Enforcement is a discipline that encompasses the preservation and protection of social order in a free society. It includes such principles as democracy, rule of law, constitutionalism, civil liberties, and the safeguarding of citizens against intimidation and oppression. The Law Enforcement curriculum which is based on the criminal justice core, is designed to prepare students for higher education or entering careers in law enforcement. Graduates are expected to continue their personal and professional development in a variety of law enforcement settings.
Officer Boaz currently carries a Master Peace Officer License with the State of Texas. His other licenses consist of County Jail Operations, Telecommunications Operator, F.B.I. Latent Finger Print Identification and numerous other certifications such as a certified School Resource Officer and investigative proficiency certifications. Officer Boaz has 24 years experience in Law Enforcement and was named Officer of the Year by his peers in 1998.