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Detective
November 13th, 2014

A detective is an investigator, either a member of a police agency or a private person. The latter may be known as private investigators (P.I.s or "Private I's", hence the play-on-words, "Private Eyes"). Informally, and primarily in fiction, a detective is any licensed or unlicensed person who solves crimes, including historical crimes, or looks into records.
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Detective Interview Questions
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How do you handle stressful situations?
 
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I take a deep breath, clear my mind, and remain focused on getting the task done.
 
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Calmly take control of the situation, ask and answer any question needed.
 
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Are you able to communicate with people from all walks of life?
 
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Yes I grew up in a diversed city atmosphere and enjoy socializing and learning about others.
 
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Yes, I am a great listener and patient.
 
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Why did you choose to pursue a career as a Detective?
 
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I chose this career due to my interest in solving criminal activity. I like to challenge myself and think outside the box which I believe you must do in order to be a complete and well rounded trooper.
 
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It's been something I've always wanted to do.
 
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How many years did you serve as a Police Officer before being promoted to Detective?
 
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Do you have a good memory and the ability to recall small details?
 
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How strong are your interview skills?
 
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What additional training would you take if you could?
 
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What is your interview style as a Detective?
 
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Tell me about a time that you were ordered to work around the clock. Were you able to maintain your speed and wit throughout the entire shift?
 
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While attending post-secondary studies what was your best course? Which course did you struggle with the most?
 
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Have you ever had to fire your weapon?
 
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How flexible is your schedule? Are you able to work overtime, weekends and holidays as needed?
 
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Tell me about a time when you needed to take on a leadership role. Did you enjoy being a leader?
 
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What are your career goals as a Detective?
 
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To be successful with a high clearance rate, established networkings and contacts, and to directly contribute to the success of this organization.
 
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I would like to make others look at the department as a whole and be amazed at the proffesionalism that we maintain.
 
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Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
 
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As a successful investigator contributing to this outstanding agency.
 
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In 5 years I see my self working in some type of criminal division within the department.
 
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How are your communication skills with your superiors?
 
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I have excellent communication skills, and am able to speak to anyone.
 
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My communication skills are great I love talking to people and learning about them it aids in future interviews with suspects and witnesses.
 
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How perceptive are you?
 
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I am in to any situation willing to make any situation work.
 
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I have great perspective.
 
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Do you strive for excellence in everything that you do?
 
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Absoulutly I believe we all do in this career. I think you have to demand the best from yourself in order to maintain the image of our deartment.
 
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I strive to finish what I started, follow through to the end. I have been in the military for years and have hat never quit attitude.
 
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Are you a trustworthy person?
 
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Yes, I believe the is the core of a great person.
 
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Yes, I am honest and believe right and wrong, and always follow the law.
 
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Are you able to work with minimal supervision?
 
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Yes, I am able to self motivate and set/achieve goals and timelines.
 
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Yes, I believe as a patrol member we work with minimal supervision by acting quick and making decision that may alter ones life.
 
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How do you withstand the ethical dilemmas associated with this unique type of work?
 
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I am a very ethical and moral person in my personal and professional life. I am also able to differentiate and separate myself from potential situations where an ethical dilemma may arise.
 
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Yes and I am up for the challenge.
 
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Have you ever had to be on stress leave or take a leave of absence since beginning your career as a Police Officer / Detective?
 
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Tell me about your physical capabilities. Do you have any injuries or issues that would hinder you on the job?
 
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