Law Enforcement Mock Interview

To help you prepare for your Law Enforcement interview, here are 34 interview questions and answer examples.

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From your personal understanding, under what circumstances is the use of deadly forced justified?

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List of 34 Law Enforcement Interview Questions & Answers

  1. 1.

    From your personal understanding, under what circumstances is the use of deadly forced justified?

  2. 2.

    Tell me something about yourself that I would not know from reading your resume.

  3. 3.

    Why did you choose a career as a police officer?

  4. 4.

    What are your career goals, within law enforcement, in the next 3 years?

  5. 5.

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

  6. 6.

    Have you ever been involved in a motor vehicle accident that was your fault? How clean is your driving record?

  7. 7.

    Why should we hire you?

  8. 8.

    Where do you see yourself five years from now?

  9. 9.

    Tell me about a time when you led a team. What was your biggest success factor?

  10. 10.

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

  11. 11.

    Tell me about your post-secondary education and how it relates to a career in law enforcement.

  12. 12.

    What motivates you?

  13. 13.

    Law enforcement 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?

  14. 14.

    Tell me your favorite, and least favorite, aspects of your current or most recent position.

  15. 15.

    Are you actively applying to other law enforcement agencies?

  16. 16.

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

  17. 17.

    How do you get along with others, on the force?

  18. 18.

    It is important for law enforcement to be an active part of the community. How are you currently involved in your community?

  19. 19.

    There are numerous career avenues you can take within law enforcement. Which career path interests you the most?

  20. 20.

    Are you accustomed to working within a diverse community?

  21. 21.

    Competition is stiff for this position. Why are you the best candidate for us?

  22. 22.

    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?

  23. 23.

    Have you ever taken or sold illegal drugs?

  24. 24.

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

  25. 25.

    Tell me about your greatest accomplishment in law enforcement

  26. 26.

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

  27. 27.

    What are your salary expectations?

  28. 28.

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

  29. 29.

    What are you reading right now?

  30. 30.

    What part of this career brings you the most stress?

  31. 31.

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

  32. 32.

    Do you think it is possible to be a good law enforcement officer, yet disagree with your Captain or Chief at times?

  33. 33.

    How do you handle stress on the job?

  34. 34.

    Are you applying for any other jobs?