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Matt_max50

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Posted over 1 year ago

 

 Hello everyone,


First, let me start with a little about myself.. I have had a profile on here since 2008 but mainly used this for school information and what not. I have posted a few topics but not much. I am a graduate of Palomar with an AA in Law Enforcement and and about to gradute with another AA in Homeland Security this Spring. I have always wanted to be a police officer. I am 22 years old now and am currently going through tests and interviews with departments in CA. 


I recently went through an oral interview and was asked this question... "why do you want to work for this department?" My answer was that they (the department) was the very first department I had applied with (which is true). I knew that they were a good department to work for.


Is there any advice that you guys can give to me on answering this type of question. 


I know that many individuals have posted about interviews but I am looking for help/advice (mainly advice) regarding myself and my own question... this is the reasoning why I am posting this. I understand that most of you wont want to answer due to the fact that you may think that this is cheating or that I am trying to get an advantage over others.  I am mainly curious to see what type of response departments are looking for.


Thank you for all the help.

White_shirt_max50

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Rate This | Posted over 1 year ago

 

Click on become a cop. There are many of this same questions in past forums if you can locate.

Pug_max600_max50

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Rate This | Posted over 1 year ago

 

 My answers were and are:, " My passion is to serve others and improve the community". 'I enjoy working with people. "I would be priviledged to be a part of this department. These would be my replies not necessarily anyone elses. It might start your thinking process.

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I have to bump Uncledennis' response.There is no specific right or wrong answer to this and of course it is not cheating.Let me advise however,that any response given to you in this thread is coming from another person's mind.If you were to use someone elses response then it wouldn't be coming from your mind/heart,would it?If you have an urgent desire to become a law enforcement officer and you're 22 years of age,I would imagine you would be able to answer this with some modicum of truth and intellect without using somebody elses material.