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Border Patrol Officer Interview Questions

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Rachelle Enns is an interview coach and job search expert. She works with candidates to perform their best in employment, medical, and post-secondary admission interviews.

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What are your career goals, within border patrol, in the next 3 years?

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Border Patrol Officer Interview Questions & Answers

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  1. 1.

    What are your career goals, within border patrol, in the next 3 years?

  2. 2.

    Rate your communication skills from 1-10 with proper examples backing your given rating.

  3. 3.

    Tell me about your greatest accomplishment in law enforcement

  4. 4.

    We conduct early-stage criminal background checks, credit checks, and drug tests on all of our candidates. Is there anything you would like to disclose at this time?

  5. 5.

    What questions do you have for me?

  6. 6.

    On a scale from 1 to 10, how honest are you?

  7. 7.

    How do you get along with other border patrol officers?

  8. 8.

    How often do you lose your temper? Do you consider yourself to have a short fuse?

  9. 9.

    What part of your career in border patrol brings you the most stress?

  10. 10.

    Do you demonstrate leadership qualities even when you are not in a leadership role?

  11. 11.

    Do you consider yourself a patient person? How do you increase your patience level in challenging situations?

  12. 12.

    Tell me about your post-secondary education and how it relates to your career as a border patrol officer.

  13. 13.

    Why did you choose a career as a border patrol officer?

  14. 14.

    What would you do if a civilian called you a racial slur or other derogatory term?

  15. 15.

    Whether you were caught or not, have you ever committed a crime?

  16. 16.

    Competition is stiff for this position. Why should we hire you?

  17. 17.

    Have you ever taken or sold illegal drugs?

  18. 18.

    When have you had to shift your priorities in response to sudden changes?

  19. 19.

    Do you see yourself a leader? When have you led a team?

  20. 20.

    What are you reading right now?

  21. 21.

    Border patrol is ever-changing. We seek to hire individuals with a keen interest in this industry. How do you stay up to date on law enforcement related current events?

  22. 22.

    How would you rate your performance in this interview so far?

  23. 23.

    Do you think it is possible to be a good border patrol officer, yet disagree with your superior officer at times?

  24. 24.

    Being a border patrol officer is a stressful career. How do you handle stress on the job?

  25. 25.

    How will you earn the trust of your coworkers?

  26. 26.

    How many days were you absent from work last year?

  27. 27.

    We prefer that our border patrol officers be multi-lingual. Which languages do you speak?

  28. 28.

    You must be physically fit to be a border patrol officer. What have you done to physically train yourself for this position?

  29. 29.

    To be a border patrol officer, you must be a permanent citizen. What is your citizenship status and how long have you lived in this country?

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    Do you possess a valid drivers' license and firearm license?