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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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    ashley1991

    about 3 years ago

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    Well first let me say this I'm a very tuff young lady. I don't take anything from anybody. I dislike criminals with a passion and I know what I'm capable of.

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    Anonymous

    about 3 years ago

    good person and help full

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    Anonymous

    about 3 years ago

    my chaligents

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    Anonymous

    about 3 years ago

    never did

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    Anonymous

    about 3 years ago

    nnot good the people was bad

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    Anonymous

    about 3 years ago

    happy and safety

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    Anonymous

    about 3 years ago

    old jobs

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    Anonymous

    about 3 years ago

    i larnd it form reading

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    Anonymous

    about 3 years ago

    i have four police officers in my familiy and i have good eyes

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    Anonymous

    about 3 years ago

    passing the police test

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    Anonymous

    about 3 years ago

    getup set

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    Anonymous

    about 3 years ago

    A Police Officer

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    Anonymous

    about 3 years ago

    cambridge police

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    Anonymous

    about 3 years ago

    My last chief was ok

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    Anonymous

    about 3 years ago

    I have four police officers in my familiy

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