Hello, everybody I just wanted to say this is my first time posting on the forums and like many of you I have been lured here by the desire to become a state trooper.
First off, I wanted to state that I will graduate in May with a Bachelors in Social Studies Composite (History Teacher). Thus I'm assuming that takes care of the education requirement. Secondly, I have thinking about becoming a state trooper for a long while now because I think it is a great way to be the "good guy" essentially and do some good in the world.
I am not sure if becoming a state trooper is what I really want or if it is just some pipe dream. I often hear people say that being an LEO is different than what the public perceives them. Thus I am left with the question whether becoming a state trooper will be right for me or not.
Before I go on any further I would like to state that some of my other options include joining the military (Not sure what branch yet) or becoming a high school history teacher. Thus I am at a great "crossroad" of my life due to the fact that I am not sure which route I will take. I may not be one hundred percent sure on what to right now, but I do know that I want a career and not just a "job." I feel like I want to make a difference in this world and becoming a state trooper seems only natural.
Being a LEO is always going to be dangerous and I might have the wrong idea of what it is like to serve and protect. Thus I am thinking about scheduling a ride-along with a state trooper to see what it is like.
Thus, I ask the readers what advice do you have to offer?
Thanks I appreciate y'all taking the time to read this post.