NASSLEO Scholarship winners smile as they pose with their winnings.

M-DCPS Students are NASSLEO Scholarship Winners

The National Association of School Safety and Law Enforcement Officials (NASSLEO) was created 45 years ago to foster, develop and promote the profession of security among those working in educational settings. The organization’s mission is to cultivate a safe learning environment for students and staff in K-12 educational systems. In addition, NASSLEO provides networking opportunities, best practices and professional development for its members.

Every year, NASSLEO offers various scholarships to graduating seniors who are considering a career in law enforcement or security. To be eligible, candidates must attend an accredited university or college and have not received a full scholarship, display outstanding community service and citizenship, and receive a nomination from a school staff member.

Chief Ian Moffett, NASSLEO’s President Elect, along with Ms. Perla Tabares Hantman, School Board Chair, Dr. Lawrence Feldman, School Board Vice Chair, and Superintendent Alberto Carvalho were recently present to hand out the scholarships to the award winners. The recipients were Diego Ramirez from Homestead Senior High School, who received the NASSLEO/Dr. Larry Feldman Scholarship Award valued at $1,250. Jose Machado from Hialeah Gardens Senior High School received the NASSLEO Region II Scholarship Award valued at $500. Dr. Feldman also presented these students with a proclamation from the School Board, recognizing them as winners of NASSLEO scholarships.

Diego and Jose are to be commended for their exemplary community service, citizenship and academic excellence. They have chosen law enforcement or security as a career path to help ensure the safety and well-being of generations to come. We wish them both the best of luck in all their future endeavors!

Published by the Public Information & Community Affairs Office, M-DSPD