I'm hoping to go into Probation or just become a regular cop. I would disagree and say that the jobs pay reasonably well and they come with a lot of good benefits. I'm interested in making a difference in my community so I guess it's not always about the money As long as I can live comfortably then the job is good imo (especially with this economy)
Like I said, unless you're going to be a cop. I think border patrol gets paid a decent amount as well.