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15 Tricky Interview Questions and How to Answer Them


1. Why do you want to work in this industry?

Bad answer:
“I like law enforcement. I think it’s really cool.”

Don’t just say you like it. Anyone can "like" law enforcement. Focus instead on your history with the industry, and if you can, tell a story.

Good answer:
“I have always appreciated and admired those who put their lives on the line to protect our comminutues. My interest really piqued in law enforcement however, after I witnessed a domestic dispute and watched the responding officers diffuse the situation. I heard the calling as I saw the officers control the situation and remove one of the parties from harm’s way. It was then I knew that this is what I was meant to do.”

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