Structured Interview Preparation

Only successful candidates will proceed to the structured interview. There are several things you can do now to prepare for the interview. A good way to begin is by considering the following information:

BE PREPARED:

Investigate the position
Read the recruitment literature
Talk with deputies
Consider participating in the ride-along program
Take a correctional facility tour

AREAS OF EVALUATION:

Your interest in the position
Communication skills

POSSIBLE AREAS OF QUESTIONING:

Departmental knowledge
Do you understand the duties of a Deputy Sheriff?
Why do you want to be a Deputy?
Why did you choose Law Enforcement as a career?
What have you done to prepare yourself for the position?
What will be the most challenging aspect for you in becoming a deputy?

DUTIES OF A DEPUTY SHERIFF:

Preservation of life
Apprehension of criminals
Recovery of stolen property
Protect life and property
Preserve public peace
Prevent crime
Detect and arrest violators of the law

APPROPRIATE GROOMING:

Remember, first impressions are important.
Departmental grooming standards are recommended, but not mandatory.

DO:

Be polite and courteous
Make eye contact
Be honest
Take time to think before you speak

Call Us Today at 800 - A Deputy (233-7889)

Speak to a recruiter and get your questions answered!