Sheriff McCabe presents Virginia Sheriffs’ Institute Scholarships

Pursuing a career in law enforcement takes a special type of person, with a passion to serve.

For Benjamin Steele, that calling came when he was 12 years old, and involved in a hunting accident.

“This encounter proved to be the event that confirmed within me the necessity for knowledgeable law enforcement officers and investigators to protect the safety of all hunters,” he wrote.

Christina Hensley was a victim of an assault herself. “If I could convince one victim to press charges, it would make my career in law enforcement worth it. People should be held accountable for their actions,” she wrote.

The Virginia Sheriffs’ Institute strives to support outstanding students majoring in criminal justice with annual scholarships. Sheriff McCabe was proud to present three Norfolk college students with $1,000 scholarships from the Virginia Sheriffs’ Institute.

Both Steele and Hensley were grateful for the encouragement as they finish their degrees at Old Dominion University and Tidewater Community College, respectively. Sheriff McCabe mailed the scholarship to DeShara Parker who is majoring in criminal justice at Virginia State, but is working in North Carolina for the summer.

The VSI scholarships require that the applicants are majoring in criminal justice at a Virginia college.



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