Pros: great benefits package, awesome co-workers, the satisfaction of successfully serving the public and law enforcement, each day is new and exciting.
Cons: little to no breaks or decompression time, high stress environment, constant change in schedule and disruption of sleep patterns, family and outside activities, the job becomes your life.
A continuous learning process. You must keep current with policies, and procedures and there are so many in this agency. You are dealing with the lives of law enforcement, as well as, the public's safety. Therefore you must be able to perform the job at hand quickly and efficiently.
Management provides everything you need in order – more... to succeed.
My co-workers never hesitate to help in any way possible. It is truly
The most difficult part of the job would be the schedule and the inability to plan outside activities. Our schedules constantly rotate, overtime is often necessary, and to keep abreast with current policies and procedure one must use personal time for study.
What I enjoy the most is that everyday presents its own set of challenges that you must work through. There is ever a dull moment with the State Patrol and I have been proud to serve. – less