Watch your back INSIDE as well as outside of the Department
Fellow officers will gossip, lie and turn other officers against you, if you are not in certain "cliques." The time of camaraderie no longer exists. Today's officers, try to get away with doing as little as possible, unless they can "get an arrest" out of it. If you are an officer that genuinely wants to HELP people and make a difference, you are ostracized because it makes them look bad, and you become the target for the gossip and spreading of lies. Watch your back from fellow officers as much as you watch your back on the street.
The pros to working for this department are there are lots of opportunity for training and schools as well as picking up some off-duty jobs.