Pros: great place to work! management is readily available to support in any way
Cons: although we earn a pretty good salary, we are state employees and, as such, the annual raises haven't been in the state budget for several years.
I am personal friends with officers from other Metro area police departments, many of whom are in supervisory roles. Officers at the SPSU Police Department receive an incredible amount of relevant training, more than any other that I'm aware of. The management is readily available to support in any way they can and they are always looking for opportunities to grow the careers of their officers. We are no just a number at this department. Dedication and hard work is recognized and rewarded. But if you are looking to coast, do nothing, and collect a check, this is not the place for you. The call volume is very manageable which allows us to initiate and follow up on cases rather than just respond to dispatched calls. We make traffic and criminal cases regularly, both on and off campus. we interact with the campus community on a daily basis, and the feeling you get from helping a student, staff member, or member of the community in their moment of need is very rewarding.