Coming from my interaction with Central Florida Troopers here is my list of their issues.
1) Compared to our standards, they make crap money. They make killer off duty hourly rates, but their base pay sucks. I make a little over $10k more than a starting trooper. They do NOT get raises unless they are given by the state legislature. They haven't had one in years.
2) Supervision is questionable and deeply concerned about numbers.
3) Depending on what county you get, you will be overworked.
4) Retention issues.
Most likely you will be sent to South Florida and living on even the slightly higher salary for a South Florida Trooper, is hard. They start at $38k. Broward, Miami Dade, and Palm Beach all start at much higher rates of pay. North Florida Troopers are usually happier as their is the population is much more sp**** and they are paid more than their local and county counterparts.
I actually recommend them to people starting out in law enforcement if you don't mind a stint in South Florida (or possibly Central Florida). Some recruits are sent to Orlando, but it's not as many that are sent south. They do pay the cost of the academy, and you get a salary and living arrangements and food while you are there. It's not a bad gig for starting. I do not recommend making a career with them though unless you want to promote. Even then, there are a lot of places in Central Florida where you can have a decent cost of living, and a rather nice salary.
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