North Lamar ISD Police Department
The Mission of North Lamar ISD Police Department is to provide the administration, students, and staff of the district with the highest level of professional police services possible. The education of our youth being paramount, and a safe learning environment being conducive with the goals and objectives of the district, it is therefore the responsibility of the North Lamar ISD Police Department to provide all lawful means of safety and security to the district while respecting the rights of all individuals. In achieving this mission, the men and women of the North Lamar ISD Police Department will conduct themselves in an ethical manner by respecting and protecting the rights of citizens as determined by the Constitution of the United States and State of Texas and being examples of honesty and integrity in their professional and personal lives, thereby earning the public trust.
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 an intoxilyzer
operator. He joined the Paris Police Department in 1995 as a 911 Dispatcher and
became a Police Officer in 1996. Patrol 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/Associate Principal Patrick Fuller and Sergeant Dagenhart. 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 is the
Instructor for 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 Texas Police Chief Leadership Series at the Bill Blackwood
Institute at Sam Houston State University. His other license consist of Advanced Law
Enforcement Rapid Response Training (ALERRT Instructor), Homicide Investigations,
County Jail Operations, Telecommunications Operator, F.B.I. Latent Finger Print
Identification/Examination Expert, ALICE (Instructor), Gang Resistance Education
Training (Instructor) and numerous other certifications such as a certified School
Resource Officer and Investigations proficiency certifications. Chief Boaz has 34 years’
experience in Law Enforcement and was named Officer of the Year by his peers at the
Paris Police Department in 1998.
Officer Akard is from the Paris area and is a Prairiland High School graduate. His law
enforcement career started in 1995 with the Paris Police Department. In August 2003, he was
assigned to the patrol division of the police department as a North Lamar ISD School Resource
Officer. In July of 2017, Officer Akard was appointed as Captain at the newly formed North
Lamar ISD Police Department.
Captain Akard teaches Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) classes to NLISD elementary
students. The DARE program is a 10 week program that centers around the importance of
making good decisions. It covers topics such as the harmful effects of tobacco, marijuana,
alcohol, and inhalants and also covers friendships and peer pressure. When not teaching
DARE, Officer Akard visits Higgins, Everett, Bailey, and Parker campuses to meet with the
Kindergarten through 4th grade classes to help build the relationship between the younger
students and the resource officers.
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 28 years in law enforcement.
Officer Dagenhart is a graduate from Central Texas College in Killeen, Texas. He is
honorably retired from the United States Army. After serving 22 years in the Army,
Officer Dagenhart and his family returned to Paris where he began his career in Law
Enforcement with the Paris Police Department. Officer Dagenhart was assigned as a
School Resource Officer in August of 2008. In July of 2017, Office Dagenhart was
appointed as a police officer with the newly formed North Lamar ISD Police
Officer Dagenhart is a certified Gang Resistance Education and Training instructor and
teaches the program to 6th grade students. Along with teaching G.R.E.A.T. classes,
Dagenhart also conducts visits with students at the elementary level to help create a
positive relationship with students at a younger level. He is the middle school
coordinator for North Lamar Student Crime Stoppers, a program that has proven to be a
huge asset to the school district.
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, other law enforcement
certifications and is a 16 year veteran of Law Enforcement.
Officer Tuttle was born and raised in Paris, Texas and graduated from Paris High School and
East Texas Police Academy. His career in Law Enforcement began in 1981 with the Paris
Police Department as a reserve officer, then a communications officer and then a Patrol officer.
Officer Tuttle extended his Law Enforcement career with the Lamar County Sheriff's Department
until July 2017 when he retired as a Lieutenant Criminal Investigator. In July 2017 Officer Tuttle
joined the newly formed North Lamar ISD Police Department.
Officer Tuttle currently holds a Master Peace Officer License with the State of Texas and has
numerous certifications in Arson Investigations, Homicide Investigations, burglary
Investigations, fingerprint Identifications and numerous other Certifications. Officer Tuttle has
over 40 years of Law Enforcement experience and was voted officer of the year at both the
Paris Police Department and the Lamar County Sheriff’s Department.
Officer Ramirez began his career in law enforcement in 2009 with the Paris Police Department
and has 14 years’ experience. Officer Ramirez is a graduate of Honey Grove High School and a
graduate from Paris Junior College, where he holds an Associates degree in Criminal Justice.
He also graduated from Texas A&M University-Commerce, where he graduated with a Bachelor
of Science in Criminal Justice with an emphasis in Law Enforcement Leadership.
Officer Ramirez also holds a Master Peace Officer License with the State of Texas and has
numerous other certifications and training hours, which includes Advanced Law Enforcement
Rapid Response Training (ALERRT). He is also bilingual (Spanish) and holds a third party
certification through Berlitz.
Officer Ramirez was voted the 2012 Paris Police Officer of the Year by his peers. Officer
Ramirez was appointed to the North Lamar ISD Police Department in 2022 and is assigned to
Higgins Elementary and Everett Elementary. Officer Ramirez enjoys visiting class rooms,
reading to students and building positive relationships with students.
Quick Tip is a support system that allows students to communicate with school administrators. While the district already has many programs to help students deal with challenges such as bullying behaviors, stress, peer pressure, and family problems, Quick Tip helps break the code of silence often experienced by students because it allows them to report concerns to administrators anonymously. Click on QUICK TIP above to submit a tip.
IMPORTANT NOTE: This is not a crisis line. In cases of emergency, the site will direct students to call 911!