A statewide shortage of Virginia State Police troopers is turning around, with Friday’s graduation of a new class of troopers and Monday’s start of school for another training academy class.
For troopers like Lisa Hubert, 34, a mother of two and wife of another state trooper, the backup can’t come soon enough. With a job description that includes long shifts and hours of overtime, Hubert and her husband find the job rewarding but hectic.
“The stress of when I first started and us juggling schedules was crazy,” said Hubert, a five-year state police veteran who patrols Botetourt County. “We’d get our schedules and just wonder, ‘What are we going to do?’ ”