Pros: take home car, good co-workers
Cons: pay, benefits, command staff is terrible
There are no quotas at WSP just "APA Goals" you are granted officer discretion, but they want you writing tickets. A very numbers oriented agency. Any criminal interdiction or collision investigation at night have very little meaning to the agency, they want DUI arrests, Speeding tickets and seatbelt tickets, even if it means ignoring other aspects of productive Law Enforcement. 99% of troopers are great people, the command staff on the other hand is a joke, they are disconnected to the field force and are in their position for personal or political gain. The WSP is not afraid to throw someone under the bus deserved or not, to make the agency "Appear" better in the media. WSP is not a well paid agency. A lot of troopers are leaving for departments with better pay that have respect and care about for their people. Even when this gets brought to command staffs attention, The Chief's standard response is "thats the first i have heard of this, i will look into it" and the next district visit, if it gets brought up again same answer. Bottom line, avoid WSP go county or local for LE jobs.