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Posted over 7 years ago

 

if there any virginia state troopers on here i want to be a state trooper in virginia and I what to know how hard it is

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I'm not a trooper but several people have left my department and gon to the State--you earn your badge, but it is an excellent organization. Very professional and well trained.


"It is better to keep one's mouth closed and be thought a fool than to open it and remove all doubt." --Attributed to Abraham Lincoln

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I wouldnt want to be a trooper after today. Those new ticket prices are going to be getting officers assaulted more and more.

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You want to be a VA Trooper? Come here so I can hit you with my ASP.

Swat11_max50

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I guess you wanna be a VA trooper so you can write all your fellow law enforcement officers tickets.

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hope you make it and become a v.a trooper, good luck.

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visit their website for info... and get ready to write those $3,000 fines!!

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Rate This | Posted over 7 years ago

 

Good one tjb307! Don't forget the MOH vets, they get ticketed as well.

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they're just kidding Stephanie.... its just that some Virginia State Troopers have done that. No offense to you.

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Not a VA trooper yet, but I just finished the application process a few weeks ago. I'm waiting for my "official" offer letter. It's tough just finishing the application process. The background investigator is really nice but very serious at the same time, and if you don't have your mess together he'll let you know. They are very thorough. I can't tell you much more than that because they make you sign an agreement that you won't disclose the details. Lets just say, be ready for anything and never ever lie regardless of how embarassing or ashame you are to tell the truth.

Currently my cousin Robert is in the academy. They just finished their field training and his mother tells me that he still loves it (He only gets a 30 min phone time twice a week, once for his parents and the other for the wife, so I use the grape vine). He said they started with 75 and they were down to 60 by the 2nd week, and now they're down to 53. I haven't talked to him since he stopped the field training, but he said that usually a few don't come back after that.

Before the field training they actually swear you in as a Trooper. I guess the rest of the training is law, driving and equimpment. If you've never been through bootcamp or your not physically fit then you'll have a tough time. Luckily for Robert his dad, myself, and his brother have all went through bootcamp so we gave him pointers and encouragment. Plus, he just graduated college so being in student mode has helped him alot.

The new dodge chargers are nice. Everyone gets a new laptop after the second week, and a new car upon graduation. My recruiter tells me that the cars are replaced at 120k which equals about 3yrs. I've been told that they have the best training and equipment in the country. Guess that's why they write they'll write their mom a ticket:) Kidding, they told my cousin that it's up to him what his policy is for issuing citations. Some officers have an open door policy(his door opens and you're getting a citation), some have a rain policy(If I get out in the rain someone's getting a citation). The only thing that they ask is that you be consistant for integrity sake. Meaning if you give one Trooper a ticket, then you'd better not let your buddy Trooper out of one or you'll have hell to pay. It's all about professionalism and integrity with the Troopers.

On another note. Training lasts 34wks, then you have 8-24wks with an FTO. The first year you'll be rotating shifts every 10 days. 10 days on four days off. Time starts as soon as you get in your car which should be in your driveway.(don't even think about stopping for coffee or milk on the way home, (I've asked)) After the first year it's a rotation of every three months. Then I think it goes to every 6mths forever or until you move away from the street. If you're in western VA you'll be more like a municipal officer whereas if you're on the east or the Richmond, D.C. area you'll be more of a traffic officer. You can find out more on their website: www.vsp.state.va.us

Watch the training footage and the recruiting video.

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Rate This | Posted over 7 years ago

 

Good luck. I am thinks about becoming a Texas State Trooper Pilot.

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Rate This | Posted about 7 years ago

 

One of my best friends is a Virginia State Trooper - something I don't hold against him. He loves the work and lives the badge. His nickname is Traffic Natzi - it pisses him off when he has to do something other than write tickets. I swear they brain wash you when you go through the academy. Trooper work is definitely not for everyone.

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Traffic Nazi?LOL

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Yeah honestly. I'll call him and he'll be complaining because he has to help a stranded motorist or something. He says it "cuts into his ticket writing time". He's hilarious though! He's an awesome officer. Don't know if he'd know what to do with an assault case though. Kidding! Heehee

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Rate This | Posted about 7 years ago

 

I just don't get that mentality of wanting to write an enormous amount of traffic tickets. I write my fair share of tickets, but there are much more important aspects of the job out there I think can be done. I would much rather make an arrest for narcotics, weapons, or assaults then write someone a ticket for speeding. I guess thats just me.

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Rate This | Posted about 7 years ago

 

I agree with you. I'm not big on traffic, never have been. We have a few in my department that also loves traffic and their reasoning is that they are able to get into more cars and make more arrests that way. I see their reasoning behind that also.