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  1. Why did you choose a career as a police officer?
  2. 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?
  3. Have you ever taken or sold illegal drugs?
  4. You must be physically fit to be a police officer. What have you done to physically train yourself for this position?
  5. Are you actively applying to other law enforcement agencies?
  6. How often do you lose your temper? Do you consider yourself to have a short fuse?
  7. How do you get along with others, on the force?
  8. It is important for law enforcement to be an active part of the community. How are you currently involved in your community?
  9. Do you see yourself a leader? When have you led a team?
  10. What are you reading right now?
  11. What part of this career brings you the most stress?
  12. Law enforcement is ever-changing. At :company: 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?
  13. How would you rate your performance in this interview so far?
  14. Do you think it is possible to be a good law enforcement officer, yet disagree with your Captain or Chief at times?
  15. What motivates you?
  16. How do you handle stress on the job?
  17. Tell me about a time when you led a team. What was your biggest success factor?
  18. Where do you see yourself five years from now?
  19. Why should we hire you?
  20. What are your salary expectations?
  21. Tell me your favorite, and least favorite, aspects of your current or most recent position.
  22. When have you had to shift your priorities in response to sudden changes?
  23. There are numerous career avenues you can take within law enforcement. Which career path interests you the most?
  24. Whether you were caught or not, have you ever committed a crime?
  25. What are your career goals, within law enforcement, in the next 3 years?
  26. Are you accustomed to working within a diverse community?
  27. Competition is stiff for this position. Why are you the best candidate for us?
  28. From your personal understanding, under what circumstances is the use of deadly forced justified?
  29. Tell me something about yourself that I would not know from reading your resume.
  30. Tell me about your post-secondary education and how it relates to a career in law enforcement.
  31. Have you ever been involved in a motor vehicle accident that was your fault? How clean is your driving record?
  32. What would you do if a civilian called you a racial slur or other derogatory term?
  33. Tell me about your greatest accomplishment in law enforcement
  34. Are you applying for any other jobs?
Contributing Author
Rachelle Enns
Law Enforcement Information
November 13th, 2014

Law enforcement broadly refers to any system by which some members of society act in an organized manner to enforce the law by discovering, deterring, rehabilitating or punishing persons who violate the rules and norms governing that society.
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