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:
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
POSSIBLE AREAS OF QUESTIONING:
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
Detect and arrest violators of the law
Remember, first impressions are important.
Departmental grooming standards are recommended, but not mandatory.
Be polite and courteous
Make eye contact
Take time to think before you speak