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Old 03-21-2010, 10:25 PM
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Old 03-22-2010, 12:20 AM
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This website should help you out some- http://eatstress.com/lawenforcement.htm
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One question they gave me when I got hired was as follows....

"If you could use just one word to describe yourself, what would that word be"?

That question caught me totally off guard because non of the LEOs I had done ride-a-longs with or had spoken with before the interview ever mentioned that question. It seemed like I sat there for an hour while I was thinking about the answer but it was only a few seconds before I was able to give my answer.
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Old 03-22-2010, 9:46 AM
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So far thanks for the responses.
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Old 03-22-2010, 11:59 AM
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I was asked what the definition of Community Oriented Policing is.
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That's a good one^.
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Old 03-22-2010, 9:50 PM
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I have done eight, been hired by two agencies, and had a conditional with another....

They were all different. Each department had questions that were taylored to thier agencies needs and duties, so know the agency, and find out what they are big on. Do as many rides as you can before the interview, and mix up the officers if possible. Pick thier brains.

I did one with the same department twice....1st time I did well, was pulled right in and did a Captains interview right then and there, and was told they were putting me in backgrounds..... The next day they had a hiring freeze.

Almost a full year later, having 9 months of LE under my belt, I failed the 2nd interview, dispite they had the same exact questions as last time. Heck, in the year between interviews, I had spoken with the Sgt. incharge of backgrounds, who told what they were looking for in the interviews. My answers were 95% matching the 1st time, so I gave nearly the same answers, but mixed in the little things that I had learned from the academy and on the job, and made sure I good posture, eye contact, ect. I was not BSing them.

The only thing different was the personnel doing the interviews. One of the deputies never made eye contact with me, wouldn't get up to shake my hand, and smerked and rolled his eyes to just about every answer I gave. Knowing that this deputy was a complete @hole from privious incounters (nothing enforcement related), I kind of expected it, but it was the most disrespectful thing I have ever incountered in any interview. Personally, I thought it was a test of some sort, so I gave no reaction to it.

Looking back on it now, I wish I would have asked him what his problem was right there in the interview, because of what happened after.

AFTER + RANT:

Being that I was laid off, I also put in for the CO posistion in the jail, since I had mouths to feed. They had a written test for it. Two dyas after my LEO interview, I recieved a letter stating thanks but no thanks on the CO posistion. I had confirmed my spot in the test prior to both interviews, so I called to verify the letter, and they told they had enough qualified applicants. No big deal I thought ....Well, 3 days after the CO test, I recieved another letter stating, for the most part, "thanks for wasting our time, and the 300 dollars or so on the testing materials they purchased for me." Basically told me I would never get another interview there. Emagine the rudest letter possible, without derogatory statements, and it was worse.

Im really glad I never got a offer from them.

END RANT.

Now to answer your questions....lol... here are a few questions asked of me.

What is your strongest attribute?
What is your weakest attribute?

Why do you want to be a cop?

Give me an example of a time when you offered a new idea or plan at a previous job. How did it work?

What was the worst job you have ever had and why?

Name a conflict you encountered and how you solved it.

Here is an email from pittsburg police that i recieved prior to my interview. I passed it, but was told there were 80 applicants, and most of them had 3 or more years experience. These were a great set of interviews, and the detectives were very nice, and professional.

Dear ******:

Congratulations! You have been selected to participate in an oral interview for the position of Police Officer (Lateral and Academy Graduates only).

You will have two (2) interviews each lasting approximately 30 minutes. The interviews may be different from interviews you have taken part in before. We will be looking for specific examples of some of your past accomplishments and challenges. Some of those examples will be successes, some will not; things don't always work out the way we'd like them to despite the steps we take along the way to ensure success. Your interviewers will be seeking a balance of both types of situations- those that were successful and those that weren't.

To prepare you for the interviews, think of examples from your past experience where you:

•Made decisions
•Influenced others
•Made recommendations for improvement
•Came up with innovative ideas
•Solved a problem
•Handled a conflict

We will be asking you to describe the actions you took in each situation and the impact your actions had on co-workers, the organization or the community.

The date, time and location of your interviews are as follows:

09/23/2009

09:00 AM

City Hall
Investigations Division
65 Civic Avenue, 2nd Fl
Pittsburg, CA 94565

The time you invest in preparing will ensure effective and productive interviews. To confirm your participation, please call me at (925) ***-**** or via email at g******@ci.pittsburg.ca.us

Feel free to call me should you have any questions or concerns.

Sincerely,

G***** C****
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fullrearview thanks for your very in depth reply, it will help me dearly when I start studying for my interview!
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fullrearview thanks for your very in depth reply, it will help me dearly when I start studying for my interview!
No problem man....sorry for the off topic rant....Just started typing and that came out....I will see if I have any other emails like that. I saved ALL of them, ever since I started the 1st app with OCSD in 06!...Thats right bro....took me 3 years to become a cop! Good things take time!
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If it takes three years that shows your factor in interest and motivation!
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Old 03-23-2010, 8:11 AM
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Don't forget the end "Do you have anything to add?" Always sell yourself at the end! Talk about studying the structure of the city/county govt, been on ride alongs, talked to officers, looked into benefits offered (3% @ 50, medical, dental & etc), would like to raise a family in the area (housing), talked to real estate people, how the schools are rated for kids & community type issues.

And wear a suit!!
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Don't forget the end "Do you have anything to add?" Always sell yourself at the end! Talk about studying the structure of the city/county govt, been on ride alongs, talked to officers, looked into benefits offered (3% @ 50, medical, dental & etc), would like to raise a family in the area (housing), talked to real estate people, how the schools are rated for kids & community type issues.

And wear a suit!!
I can't emphasize enough how important it is to have a great closing. At one point I lost out on a specialty assignment in my department over having a weak "anything to add". I was friends with two of the oral board members, and got the WTF-were-you-thinking phone call later. Having sat on both sides of the oral board table, a closing statement can make or break a candidate. Write it out ahead of time, and memorize it. This is the one aspect of the interview where you control everything.

Not only wear a suit, but wear a suit whenever you have to go to the prospective agency. Even if it's just to pick up or drop off a form. It can make a huge difference. I was asked to drop off some type of simple form during my background, and wore a suit. I was in and out of the office in less than a minute, but the Lieutenant in charge of backgrounds saw me, and came out of his office. He asked why I was wearing a suit, and I told him I was just dropping off a form. Little things can go a long way to make you stand out from the crowd.
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Do doubt about the suit, and thanks for reminding me about the closing statement.
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I can't emphasize enough how important it is to have a great closing. At one point I lost out on a specialty assignment in my department over having a weak "anything to add". I was friends with two of the oral board members, and got the WTF-were-you-thinking phone call later. Having sat on both sides of the oral board table, a closing statement can make or break a candidate. Write it out ahead of time, and memorize it. This is the one aspect of the interview where you control everything.

Not only wear a suit, but wear a suit whenever you have to go to the prospective agency. Even if it's just to pick up or drop off a form. It can make a huge difference. I was asked to drop off some type of simple form during my background, and wore a suit. I was in and out of the office in less than a minute, but the Lieutenant in charge of backgrounds saw me, and came out of his office. He asked why I was wearing a suit, and I told him I was just dropping off a form. Little things can go a long way to make you stand out from the crowd.
That is true! forgot about that! I ended with one of my quotes from M. Twain below....They seem to like it.
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That is true! forgot about that! I ended with one of my quotes from M. Twain below....They seem to like it.
I never thought to end with a famous qoute. I may have to borrow your idea if there is ever any movement in our department again.
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Thank you all that kept up with me and helped me out, the initial interview was quite interesting they threw many curve balls and asked questions that made me really organize my thoughts. I was scared poopless but above all, I made it to the next of many bases for the interview with the chief. I appreciate all the comments and suggestions keep them coming.
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Congratulations and continued success.
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Congrats! Don't deviate from your orginal answers and you're G2G!!! I remember my favorite question, "What made you want to go from local to federal?"
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No joke, can someone please tell me about local, federal, municipal, etc? Nevertheless i will be looking it up! Before my next interview.
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With OPD they asked questions based on various scenarios. If _____ happened what would you do?, then after you answer they ask..if you could change anything what would it be? They were trying to see if I would change my mind about my first answer. Which I did not, kinda testing to see if you're sure of yourself or not. Also they asked about what life/work experiences I believed would be helpful in my career. Another was in regards to conflicts at work and how you deal with them. We were told that the people giving the interview would not respond at all to your answers. It was a bit strange as after each answer nobody said a word. I currently have another interview at the end of the month, hope that goes well too.

FYI: I was told in Oakland to always wear a suit unless we were doing the agility test. So dress to impress always.
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Good job bro! I have found chief/admin interviews to be a bit more relaxed, but as you have been told/found out, anything can happen!
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Thank you sir for your support through this via forum communication, right now I'm just remembering their titles and names, chief, captain, Lt, etc.
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