Police Interview Questions Common Questions
At the time of applying for a law enforcement position, there are usually several forms that you are required to complete. Some of these forms are required to be mailed back while others may be collected at the time of interview. It is important that you accurately complete all the paper work prior to the interview.
Though it looks better if you type the complete information, a neatly printed data is equally acceptable. Just remember that the forms are basically a reflection of you, so you should take care that you submit a completely filled form.
An important requirement before appearing for any interview, especially a law enforcement interview, is to review the questions which you believe might be asked during the interview and also have a prior preparation about the possible answers to those questions. In spite of your nervousness during the interview, as far as possible, avoid being tongue-tied. Some common questions that you may face during police interviews include:
* Why are you seeking a career as a police officer/deputy sheriff?
* What education and experience do you possess that has prepared you for this career?
* Describe the worst situation you have encountered in a work place. How did you deal with it?
* How do you feel about carrying a gun and possibly having to take someone’s life in the line of duty?
* What are the sources of stress in your personal and professional life? How do you manage this stress?
* What is your pattern of alcohol use?
* What type of interpersonal conflict have you experienced in your professional life?
* What steps did you take to resolve the issue?
* What personal qualities and traits do you possess that would make you well suited for a law enforcement career?
* Which type of situations cause you to feel discouraged? Anxious? Irritated?
* When have you had to take charge of a situation to quickly resolve a problem or crisis?
* As a police officer you catch hold of your friend doing something illegal. How would you handle the situation?