Security Director Gives Back to Community That Raised Him

A product of the schools he now leads, CS K-12 Director of the Year winner Demario Boone has dedicated his entire career to the city where he grew up.

Security Director Gives Back to Community That Raised Him

Officer Kwon O'Neal, Chief Demario Boone, Captain Richard Ghould and Officer Mario Williams at Peoria Public School's annual back-to-school event.


  • Peoria Public Schools Officer of the Year (2008)
  • Heroes Behind the Badge Award (2016)
  • Named one of the Forty Leaders Under 40 by Peoria Magazine (2019)


  • Secured and implemented Crisis Go emergency software for Peoria Public Schools
  • Created the School Safety Online Report System to track data and assist with social and emotional needs of students
  • Served on the team that created active assailant training for schools across Illinois
  • Conducts active killer presentations for staff in all Peoria schools
  • Liaison between the Peoria Police Department, the Peoria County Sheriff’s Department, and the community
  • Member of the City of Peoria’s Advisory Committee on Police Community Relations
  • Trained as a racial justice and equity facilitator, he was a panelist for the Peoria Summit on Racial Justice and Equity in March 2019


  • Assists with other agencies to provide school supplies to students
  • Leads numerous food drives throughout the year
  • Adopter of the Little Free Library outside Lincoln K-8 School

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About the Author


Amy is Campus Safety’s Executive Editor. Prior to joining the editorial team in 2017, she worked in both events and digital marketing.

Amy has many close relatives and friends who are teachers, motivating her to learn and share as much as she can about campus security. She has a minor in education and has worked with children in several capacities, further deepening her passion for keeping students safe.

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