It is possible Miss Jamaica World 2017 could be a cop. That’s because one of the finalists in the popular beauty contests in which three Jamaican beauties have worn the coveted crown of Miss World is 25-year old Sasha Henry, a member of the Jamaican Constabulary Force (JCF). Henry makes history as the first member of Jamaica’s law enforcement to enter the finals of Miss Jamaica World. She will parade for the pageant’s judges on September 23.
Doubted she would get approval
Henry, 5 feet inches, who was born in Linstead, St. Catherine, had dreams of participating in a beauty pageant from a young girl, doubted she would have get the approval of the JCF brass to enter the Jamaican Miss World pageant. However, she decided to give it a try and sought prior approval which was granted by current Jamaica Police Commissioner George Quallo.
The young cop joined the JCF in May, 2014. She was influenced to give public service in law enforcement after being raised by her mother who is a 23 year veteran of the Jamaica Defense Force. Hennry told the Jamaica Ge4laner that her decision to join the JCF was one of the best decision she made in her life.
Student at UWI, Mona
In her quest to offer the best public service to her country, Henry, a graduate of St. Jago High School and the Convent of Mercy Academy (Alpha) is pursuing the final year of a BSC degree in public policy and management at the University of the West Indies in Jamaica.
The law enforcement beauty was encouraged to enter the pageant by a potential sponsor who said she would be a compliment to the pageant and the JCF.
Wants to lift public image of JCF
To her being in the pageant is more than vying for a personal achievement. She said she wants to use the opportunity of being a finalist in the pageant to uplift the public image of the JCF, and try to erase the stigma of distrust that she says is attached to the organization.
She told the Jamaican Gleaner if she wins the pageant she “ would be a living testimony of what the JCF stands for – positivity and transparency….it would allow me to enter into communities, and in so doing, stimulate charitable events and programs that would spur a direct form of community-based policing that would aid the country, all while enhancing the image of the police force. I would also use the opportunity to empower younger women, to show them the police force can be a prestigious organization, to show them that if employed by JCF, you, too, can soar to high heights.”
The winner of the Miss Jamaica World pageant will represent Jamaica at the Miss World finals in Sanya, China in November.