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Top 30 Law Enforcement Interview Questions
Question 1 of 34
Why did you choose a career as a police officer?
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Question 1 of 34
Why did you choose a career as a police officer?
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"I grew up with a father in law enforcement and it was a career path that I always knew would be mine one day. Growing up, I loved to see the pride in my dad's eyes when he came home after a shift. I heard stories of him helping people and taking steps to make our community safer. I want to do the same."
The interviewer would like to know the driving forced behind your choice to be in law enforcement. You can give an answer that allows some personal insight if you wish. The interviewer must see that you have a passion for this career path! Your passion is what will keep you in this role for years to come. Show the interviewer that you are committed.
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Question 2 of 34
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?
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"I am happy to comply with any background check required. My record is clean and I have a strong credit history. I do not participate in drug use, either. You can be assured that if you hire me for this role, I will maintain a clean record."
For obvious reasons, law enforcement agencies need to be very cautious on who they hire. There is a chance that much of the information you are going to access could be confidential and dangerous if put into the wrong hands. You will be working with the public, and with vulnerable individuals. Assure the interviewer that you are most willing to comply with any form of background check they require.
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Question 3 of 34
Have you ever taken or sold illegal drugs?
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Question 4 of 34
You must be physically fit to be a police officer. What have you done to physically train yourself for this position?
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Question 5 of 34
Are you actively applying to other law enforcement agencies?
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Question 6 of 34
How often do you lose your temper? Do you consider yourself to have a short fuse?
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Question 7 of 34
How do you get along with others, on the force?
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Question 8 of 34
It is important for law enforcement to be an active part of the community. How are you currently involved in your community?
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Question 9 of 34
Do you see yourself a leader? When have you led a team?
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Question 10 of 34
What are you reading right now?
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Question 11 of 34
What part of this career brings you the most stress?
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Question 12 of 34
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?
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Question 13 of 34
How would you rate your performance in this interview so far?
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Question 14 of 34
Do you think it is possible to be a good law enforcement officer, yet disagree with your Captain or Chief at times?
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Question 15 of 34
What motivates you?
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Question 16 of 34
How do you handle stress on the job?
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Question 17 of 34
Tell me about a time when you led a team. What was your biggest success factor?
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Question 18 of 34
Where do you see yourself five years from now?
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Question 19 of 34
Why should we hire you?
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Question 20 of 34
What are your salary expectations?
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Question 21 of 34
Tell me your favorite, and least favorite, aspects of your current or most recent position.
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Question 22 of 34
When have you had to shift your priorities in response to sudden changes?
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Question 23 of 34
There are numerous career avenues you can take within law enforcement. Which career path interests you the most?
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Question 24 of 34
Whether you were caught or not, have you ever committed a crime?
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Question 25 of 34
What are your career goals, within law enforcement, in the next 3 years?
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Question 26 of 34
Are you accustomed to working within a diverse community?
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Question 27 of 34
Competition is stiff for this position. Why are you the best candidate for us?
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Question 28 of 34
From your personal understanding, under what circumstances is the use of deadly forced justified?
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Question 29 of 34
Tell me something about yourself that I would not know from reading your resume.
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Question 30 of 34
Tell me about your post-secondary education and how it relates to a career in law enforcement.
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Question 31 of 34
Have you ever been involved in a motor vehicle accident that was your fault? How clean is your driving record?
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Question 32 of 34
What would you do if a civilian called you a racial slur or other derogatory term?
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Question 33 of 34
Tell me about your greatest accomplishment in law enforcement
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Question 34 of 34
Are you applying for any other jobs?
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