Border Patrol Officer Mock Interview

To help you prepare for your Border Patrol Officer interview, here are 40 interview questions and answer examples.

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

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List of 40 Border Patrol Officer Interview Questions & Answers

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  1. 1.

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

  2. 2.

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

  3. 3.

    Have you ever taken or sold illegal drugs?

  4. 4.

    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?

  5. 5.

    What is our mission statement?

  6. 6.

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

  7. 7.

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

  8. 8.

    How will you earn the trust of your coworkers?

  9. 9.

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

  10. 10.

    What are you reading right now?

  11. 11.

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

  12. 12.

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

  13. 13.

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

  14. 14.

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

  15. 15.

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

  16. 16.

    How do you get along with other border patrol officers?

  17. 17.

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

  18. 18.

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

  19. 19.

    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?

  20. 20.

    Tell me about your greatest accomplishment in law enforcement.

  21. 21.

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

  22. 22.

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

  23. 23.

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

  24. 24.

    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?

  25. 25.

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

  26. 26.

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

  27. 27.

    What questions do you have for me?

  28. 28.

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

  29. 29.

    How many days were you absent from work last year?

  30. 30.

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

  31. 31.

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

  32. 32.

    How did you hear about this position?

  33. 33.

    Have you ever taken a polygraph test? If so, did you pass?

  34. 34.

    What do you like to do in your free time?

  35. 35.

    What can you tell me about our organization's core values?

  36. 36.

    What part of our agency's priorities or responsibilities do you find most interesting?

  37. 37.

    Our organization can be tested by political intervention. Will your political beliefs keep you from effectively doing your job?

  38. 38.

    Do you have any medical training?

  39. 39.

    Have you ever served in the military?

  40. 40.

    What is your greatest weakness as a border patrol officer?