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15 Tricky Interview Questions and How to Answer Them

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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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    Anonymous

    almost 3 years ago

    Because i can help people with there problems

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    jatlanta06

    over 3 years ago

    2 Comments

    I wanted to drive fast and shoot guns.

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    fireems31

    over 3 years ago

    290 Comments

    This will be a great foundation for me since I am just starting out and need to brush up on my interview skills.

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    TRPD758

    over 3 years ago

    32 Comments

    Very informative

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    mmmm

    over 3 years ago

    550 Comments

    As I approach retirement from my current employer I have begun to seek my next employment. This article was helpful to remind me of some job interview tecniques that I have not used in some time.

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    clobster

    over 3 years ago

    1552 Comments

    FrankCastle43, the example for the "tell us about yourself" questions is a bad one. Most departments ask for single greatest strength or multiple strengths as it is. And few people work with a department before making the move to a job as an officer.

    However, it's not necessarily a bad question to ask. It gives the panel an idea of who you are. It's an opportunity to establish yourself as a hard working member of society looking to give back to their community, not some boob who sits on the couch and goes drinking with his friend's and works part-time at McDonalds.

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    ac314stl

    over 3 years ago

    52 Comments

    Thanks! This is very helpful!

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    FrankCastle43

    over 3 years ago

    4 Comments

    The question "Tell us about yourself", is the single worst interview question there is, yet this question continues to be used in not only law enforcement departments, but many other fields as well. Open ended, vague, and wide focused questions will produce the poorest of answers. I wish board panels would realize, that type of questioning fits in the be political world, not with potential police officers.

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    ddeangelo

    over 3 years ago

    176 Comments

    I belive in all of my officers, so I think I can trust you gyes with that answer.

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    ddeangelo

    over 3 years ago

    176 Comments

    You gyes, know about me, but I am educated in this field and I have a great appration for our officers, and their safty, as well as my own in mind every single day.

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    ddeangelo

    over 3 years ago

    176 Comments

    I always, looked up to my father when he whent out their on duty, putting his life on the lines for our safty. I amire, and apprate all of you who do the same, each and everyday for our pertection and our safty in mind. Now I fill it's my obigatied to serve and pertect the ones who, like my father, and you who made me fill safe, knowing when i am hurt, your my friends, and you'll be their when I am sard or ingered.

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    ddeangelo

    over 3 years ago

    176 Comments

    I want to help others, reallize that when you have been hurt by someones negient actions, you can and have the right to tell the police. I can relate to anyone who is hurt by someone bad choices, and when I arrest that indivigle, I will qustion them, and they will answer to what they did to the other person. You may had though you won, but really hurting someone else, and lying to me, wont fly, the law is law. Now your going to jail. What I want to tell the person who has been hurt by the crimimails actions, You did the one thing you can do: You servied, now you need to put this man behind bars, HOW OFFICER?: testify thats how young lady.The rest is my job, and I will, I promess to do my job. Your going to be alright, and heres my contact information incase you want to talk somemore.

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    blue2thebone

    over 3 years ago

    2 Comments

    Thanks, the 15 questions will come in handy. I have an interview in aprox 2 weeks.

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