How to Answer
The interviewer would like to get an idea of the types and levels of investigations you have been a part of in your career. If you have some years of experience, this question will be simple for you to answer. Be prepared to give an overview of the situation, what the most significant challenges were, and how you overcame this in the end. If you are new to your career, speak about what you believe will be the most significant challenge ahead of you. Be prepared to discuss how you plan to overcome the situation.
"The biggest challenge I have come across lately was one involving international cybercrimes. Although technology is fast-changing, and making our lives easier in many ways, as an Investigator - there can be a lot of red tape with it comes to digital evidence. In this particular case, I had to adhere to different constitutional protections related to evidence from digital devices. In the end, I was able to collect the information needed; however, the process took much longer than I initially anticipated."
Entry Level Example
"Being new to my criminal investigation career, I suspect that I will come across many challenges in my first few years, and I am ready to meet these challenges with hard work and enthusiasm. The biggest challenges that I expect to face this year include learning the related systems and various communication tech tools. These tools will help me to do my job better and faster, so I aim to have this as a significant focus of learning right away. With the growth of IoT and the challenges with virtual evidence, I expect to face roadblocks when it comes to the collection, inventory, and use of digital evidence. I will keep up with these challenges by reading and learning more about the internet of things, cybercrime, and best practices in unconventional criminal investigations."