Interviewing for a police officer position (also called a deputy sheriff) for the los Angeles county sheriff department will be stressful – even for candidates who have gone on countless job interviews before. The best way to reduce the stress is to be prepared. Take the time to review standard interview questions you will most likely be asked. Also, review sample answers to typical police officer interview questions.
Take the time to research the Los Angeles County sheriff department. This way, you’ll be ready with knowledgeable answers for any interview questions that specifically relates to the position you are interviewing for.
Here’s one sample interview question that you might want to start preparing for. Remember the raters on the panel will not expect you to answer questions as if you were a police officer before. So relax and don’t get too worked up.
Interview question – “What are you passionate about?”
When you’re asked what you’re passionate about during a police officer job interview it’s a good opportunity to share what is important in your life. It’s also an opportunity to show your dedication and what’s important to you.
Your response doesn’t need to be work focused but do be sure that what you share isn’t something that could potentially cut into your patrol work schedule.
For example, you don’t want to say that you’re a mountain climber with the goal of climbing Mountain Everest or that you’re getting ready for the Tour de France or looking to spend the winter skiing in Aspen.