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PUBLIC Q & A
Can North Lamar ISD police officers do everything other police departments can do?
Yes, our police officers are Texas peace officers fully certified by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement and duly given the same duties, authorities, and immunities as all other Texas Peace Officers.
What makes our district different from the Sheriff's department, the municipal police, or the constables?
Our district police officers make up a specialized ISD law enforcement agency.
Can our officers arrest adults and/or juveniles?
Yes, our officers have this authority, just like any other peace officer in the state of Texas.
Can our officers take action against a non-student if they are not on school district property?
Yes, if an officer witnesses an offense, he will take action and let the agency that has primary jurisdiction in the area know what has occurred.
Do North Lamar ISD police officers have any authority at school functions that are not held on district property (i.e. prom, graduation, sporting events)?
Yes, wherever NLISD functions are held, our officers have authority on the property.
If other police departments need assistance, can our officers respond?
Yes, just as other law enforcement may respond to our officers' assistance, so may we respond to calls for assistance from other police departments.
North Lamar ISD Police Department
Chief Mike Boaz
Officer Boaz is a native of Paris, Texas and a graduate from Paris High School and Commerce Department of Public Safety with instruction in Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice. 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 a 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. In July of 2017, Boaz was appointed as Chief of Police to the newly formed North Lamar ISD Police Department.
Chief Boaz assists the Student Crime Stoppers Program along with Coordinator Kendall Kirk. 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 on and off campus. Chief Boaz teaches a Law Enforcement Class in the Career and Technology Department at North Lamar High School.
Chief Boaz currently carries a Master Peace Officer License with the State of Texas and is a graduate of the Chief Development Program at the Bill Blackwood Institute at Sam Houston State University. His other license consist of Homicide Investigations, County Jail Operations, Telecommunications Operator, F.B.I. Latent Finger Print Identification/Examination and numerous other certifications such as a certified School Resource Officer and Investigations proficiency certifications. Chief Boaz has 29 years experience in Law Enforcement and was named Officer of the Year by his peers at the Paris Police Department in 1998.
Captain Akard currently holds a Master Peace License with the State of Texas and has numerous certifications such as Homicide Investigations, Advanced Accident Reconstruction, Intoxilyzer Operator. Captain Akard has 23 years in law enforcement.
Officer Dagenhart currently holds a Master Peace Officer License with the State of Texas. He also holds numerous certifications in Homicide Investigations, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Officer survival skills and other law enforcement certifications.
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