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Oral Boards first time on one (not being interveiwed)

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Strafzettel_max50

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Posted about 4 years ago

 

Okay,


 


I have recently been promoted to CPL. and now part of my job is sitting in on the oral boards. now i do work for a small department. we should have a total of 7 to 8 officers but only have 5 so we are hiring (non-paid Resv and our Resv have full police powers learned on here not all states have Resv with full police powers)


Now this is my first time being on the other side of the table. I am wondering if any of the 'old timers" have any suggestions on what to look for?


Now we are given a set of questions to ask by the chief/mayor (who are both on the board also) but are allowed at the end to ask what ever questions we want to. I do not have a copy of the list, as it is not given out until just before the board starts.


 


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Th_detective_max50

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Rate This | Posted about 4 years ago

 

A few things to look for in the interviewee.......


1). Well groomed & dressed (shoes shined).


2). Sits up strainght and appears alert and aware of surroundings.


3). No gum chewing/popping.


4). Good llistener......listens to complete question before answering and thinks before responding.


5). Responses to questions are coherent and logical (not just spewing the company line).


6). Be alert for over-eager types who just want the uniform and gun for self-image.


7). Should be respectful (yes Sir, no Sir) and not overly familiar (not too relaxed with Interviewers, even if he/she knows them personally).


8). Should have a general knowledge and/or grasp of what the job entails and be able to articulate why they want the job (what do they bring to the table for the department?).


9). Should be able to maintain good eye contact when responding to questions.


10). Should not be overly nervous or fidgety (this could indicate indeciciveness or a nervous personality).


11). Should exude self-confidence and have a clear understanding of "Self" and their personality.


12). Should present in a professional manner throughout the interview process.


These are just a few things that I kept in mind while conducting applicant interviews.  Good Luck, you will do fine.


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Strafzettel_max50

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Rate This | Posted about 4 years ago

 

Thank you,


 


I like number 7. I have two of the 5 people coming that i know from before one is just getting out of the academy the other has more LE exp than me (as does at least 2 others that are coming in).


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Rate This | Posted almost 4 years ago

 

Retleo said it best. I have not sat on a board but have been asked of course to evaluate. I would add : watch the demeanor/eye movement when answering. Body language movement tells a different story than words. Ask a question that was previously asked at the begining but do it with different wording and see if you get the same answer. Usually pick one that is objective and about their integrity/what they would do etc....