Valuable experience, on the job training.
Pros: exciting job, valuable expirence
Cons: i wasn't treated well by much of the community. thankless job.
Worked with great people. The police officers weren't just the state cops that patrolled the campus, but they were my teachers. While the professors taught me everything about law, courts, and criminal justice inside the classroom, the cops taught me outside the classroom about working a beat. I got to have real interactions with real suspects, interact with the community, and respond to emergency situations.
On a personal note this is where I decided that private employment might be for me, the environment was very structured and policy based with little flexibility, much like when I was in the U.S. Marines. I prefer a more informal work environment.