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Why did you choose to pursue a career as a Detective?

Answer examples and advice for how to answer this interview question for a Detective interview

You can speak from a bit of a personal angle when answering this question, if you wish. Share with the interviewer what brought you to this career path and how you feel about your choice to become a Detective.

Basic answer example
"Growing up, my grandfather was a Police Officer and my father was a Detective. I believe that police work is in my blood and it was such a natural choice for me. Even as a child, I knew that I was going to pursue a career as a Detective. I'm very proud of my work and the path that I have taken."

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Why did you choose to pursue a career as a Detective?
This job matches my skills and abilities, from my present and past experiences.
I have always been curious and I love a challenge. I would like the opportunity to see cases through to the end.
I want to advance in my career. I am ready to take the next step in my career. I want more challenges, more responsibility.
I want to advance in my career. Take the next step of responsibility. I want more challenges, and I think I would do an excellent job.
I chose to become a detective for the investigation process. I enjoy taking cases from start to finish and working a lead no matter how relevant it may appear to be until probable cause is reached or no further investigation is possible or likely to yield results.
I would like to handle the cases from the beginning until the end. I like to investigate the case as far as I can while working in patrol. Working as a Detective would open more doors, resources and allow for more time to investigate and prosecute the cases.
Because it's slightly cooler than a patrol officer.
It's been something I've always wanted to do.
Limited choices. I want something that is going to be totally new to me and be a challenge.
Because I enjoy the challenge of the investigative part of the job.
To solve criminal offenses and help keep the public safe.
I love a challenge, and getting to look into different crimes and scenes.
I have a desire to be a voice for the victim. I have a passion for the investigative process and seeing justice served. Wrongs righted.
Couses I like hard objective.
My aim is be detective officer.
Because I love trying o solve crimes. And help people that really need it.
I enjoy following up on my reports.
Monotous life becomes thrilling and adventerous.
I have always had an interest in homoside and unsolved crimes and im very dedicated to being a detective and pursuing in a future role of being a detective.
Criminal justice has always been a passion and goal of mine.
Interested in becoming a detective with the numerous calls I have investigated.
Interesting,Thrilling, Keep the Brain always Active.
I love the challenge of problem solving, being able to solve a difficult case is exciting.
I like to observe things that are not suppose to be there and investigate why they are.
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.
To deter and detect crime, I like the challenge of pushing myself and developing my skills.
To expand on my professional career in an investigative capacity that will allow me to utilize 20 years of law enforcement experience and training protocol to successfully investigate and prosecute criminal incidents.
Why did you choose to pursue a career as a detective.
I always wanted to do something good in my life, and helping people out is a great way to do it.
I want to see dead bodies the rest of my life.
I always thought that there would be more satisfaction when it comes to finding out who did it. I clearly want to help people, and though it may not be a pretty scene, I will enjoy finding the person who committed a crime.
Because I have always admired the job they have and how they put their lives on the line just to keep our community safe.
For 11 years doing the basic stuff, would like to furhter my carrerr.
Because I have a desire for this career.
I choose the position of detective because I like to solve problems.
To develop my skills as an officer, readily pursue offenders and challenge myself.
To have the ability to work a case from start to finish and work along aside prosecuting attorneys.

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