Full story at http://www.wtoc.com/story/38186589/georgia-state-patrol-looking-to-fill-over-100-positions Georgia State Patrol is trying to fill around 150 trooper positions. The Georgia Department of Safety has experienced a shortage of troopers for quite some time. “Right now, we are currently in the neighborhood of 150 troopers short. We have trooper schools that are ongoing, so we are constantly trying to fill those positions,” said Captain Billy Hitchens, Troop F Commander. Hitchens said their recruiting unit and Governor Deal’s 20 percent pay increase to state troopers and law enforcement has helped the shortage of troopers but has not resolved the problem.