The best piece of advice I gathered from this site "don't put all your eggs in one basket". Over the last two years, I've applied to a couple of different agencies and will probably have at least one offer to an academy next year. It was my goal to be Mass. State Trooper but I knew I couldn't just sit back and wait. If you are willing to relocate, check out other state and federal agencies. The FBI is looking to hire almost 1000 agents next year.