THOMASVILLE, GA (WALB)
Georgia State Patrol has more than 100 open positions and they're looking to fill them with qualified applicants.
The Georgia Department of Safety has experienced a shortage of troopers for quite some time.
"We've been having vacancies up for a little bit, because we've been having people retiring out," Trooper Dustin Rozier said.
In hopes of increasing the shortage, Governor Nathan Deal raised the pay by 20 percent for troopers, making the salaries more competitive.
When trooper school is completed, a new graduate now starts out making $46,000.
People wanting to apply do not have to have previous experience or a degree.
Trooper Rozier says they're looking for honest people, not perfect people.