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I had my oral interview on Thursday (12/9) and I think I did okay.  I felt that I didnt blow the interview, but I didnt do as well as I had hoped and prepared for. 


I was wondering if anyone knew how the scoring may work for the oral interview?  You have to score a 70 or above to consider passing the oral interview. 


There were 3 interviewers (2 civilians & 1 police officer) and 1 guy who just sat there and stared at me the entire time.....I honestly felt I was on the Fox show Lie to me  lol. 


Does anyone know how the scoring works or how the extra guy may have been evaluating me?

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Every police dept. is different. Is this a big department or a small dept? How many positions are they hiring?


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It's a decent size city in SC, and the dept has an estimated 100 officers.  From what I understand they have approximately 8-9 openings.  There were about 40 people there for the interview, but they were doing both fire and police interviews, so not all were there just for police.

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Most departments i am familar with do not tell the applicant their rating/score on the oral interview, just tell them if they passed the oral interview or not.  The actual score would be used to rank the candidates (along with many other things) goes into making a list with the highest ranked person being the first one offered a position.

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As long as they include the written test and physical agility test also as a determining factor, then hopefully I should be in good shape.  I did well on both of these.  The interview lasted approximately 10-15 minutes and I did notice all 3 interviewers constantly writing throughout the interview (which I've read is a good sign). 


- Tell me about yourself. - Why do you want to be a police officer? - You have the ability to choose your partner, what race/sex/religion do you prefer? - How have you delt with diverse people/cultures in your life? - You are ordered to do something illegal by your immediate, what do you do? - How would you handle conflict between yourself and your partner or other police officer? - What does integrity mean to you?


I believe, those were all the questions that I had to answer, so there was nothing too difficult to answer....I was just nervous.

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Most likely, the fourth person staring at you was from human resources. Their job is to make sure you're being treated fairly and being asked the same questions as everyone else. Scores are usually percentaged based out of total points earned on each question, and points are likely to be given for eye contact and dress. Ultimately, I would just wait to see where you are on the list. A department hiring 8-9 I would say you have a shot just being in the top 20, assuming they do not add more people to the list in future oral boards.. Many applicants wash out due to background problems, lying or failing some part of the process.

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Well I received a letter this past week stating that I had passed the oral interview and would be placed on their eligibility list.  Lets hope I did well enough on the written, agility & oral to be placed high on the list.