Interview Questions - Introduction
Good morning. You have the floor.
Good afternoon. Tell us about
Questions - General
Tell us what you know about our
With the many
agencies our there, why do you want to
work for us?
How would you
describe your work ethic?
What kind of
preparation did you do for this interview?
Do you think that you are a leader?
If yes, give us an example.
you ever spoken to a large group of people? How large?
Tell us about it.
have you earned in your life?
Why do you want to be a police
officer/sheriffs officer/corrections officer/Special Agent/State
Trooper/Parole Officer/Probation Officer/, etc.
What have you done to prepare for this
What skills do you have
that would benefit our agency?
What are your greatest strengths for this
traits are needed by good law enforcement officers?
What appeals most to you about entering
In what ways
would our agency benefit from hiring you?
What do you offer that your competition
for this position cannot?
hired, where do you see yourself in five years? Ten years?
How would you rate your communication
skills and what have you done to improve them?
Which is more important to you, money or
Everyone has prejudices. What are
some of yours?
certain likes and dislikes. What kind of people do you like?
How are you in
dealing with stressful situations? Give an example.
If hired, describe what kind of officer
you would be.
strengths and weaknesses. What are some of yours?
What would you most like to accomplish if
you had this job?
Give us three examples of what would
make you leave this job?
What do you consider to be your
greatest achievements to date? Explain.
What kind of problems have people
recently called on you to solve? Tell us what you have devised.
What was your most difficult decision
in the last six months? What made it difficult?
Describe your most significant success
& failure in the last two years.
How would you describe
your ability to deal with conflict? Explain.
What is the largest difficulty you ever
had with a supervisor? How did you resolve the conflict?
Describe the best job
you've ever had.
Describe the best supervisor you've
Which is more important: creativity or
Are you good at delegating tasks?
have you read in the past year?
To what magazines do you subscribe?
What are you top three television shows?
To which newspapers do you subscribe?
Growing up, who were some of your role
Who are some of your
do you take in getting your people to accept your ideas or department
Do you feel you work more effectively
on a one to one basis or in a group situation?
What kind of writing have you done? For
a group? For an individual?
Have you ever had something you wrote
published whether it be an editorial, article, or other writing?
How do I rate as an interviewer?
What about the rest of the panel?