NHA Patrolling Interview Preparation Guide
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NHA Patrolling Frequently Asked Questions in various Highway Patrolling job Interviews by interviewer. The set of questions here ensures that you offer a perfect answer posed to you. So get preparation for your new job hunting

50 Highway Patrolling Questions and Answers:

1 :: So, Tell us about yourself?

This isn't a question at all-this is your second 'first impression'.

If you did well with the initial meet at the opening of the interview, this is your chance to nail that great start firmly into place. And if you haven't prepared a rock-solid answer, you'll be in for a long, uphill battle for the rest of the interview.

To set things straight, the interviewer does not want to know your favorite color, music or food groups. The interviewer wants to know about the "you" that wants to be on their police department. The professional you.

Your answer must showcase the attributes you possess that relate to police work: your education and intelligence, your confident enthusiasm and dedication to goals, your perseverance and reliability.

Keep your answer brief (90-120 seconds), well-defined (make your point and move on) and easy to follow (say it so they hear it, and remember it).

2 :: What makes you the best person for this job?

This is the 'why do you want to be a police officer' question-and your chance to make your case for you, the best candidate they'll meet.

Your preparation for this question should begin by identifying when you decided police work was your dream, and what created that desire. Your opening sentence should define that dream, when it happened and why.

"I always wanted to be a police officer, my dad and his dad were officers and I've always wanted to follow in their footsteps."

No matter what your reasons, make them rock solid in your mind and heart, so when you begin your answer your passion for the choice is clear.

From there show the interviewer what you've done to prepare yourself for becoming an officer. This can be done by noting specific job-related events-schooling, security jobs, volunteer work with a police department-or by noting elements of certain jobs that relate to police work and how your interest in these elements reaffirmed your decision to pursue a career in law enforcement. This last part can take some thought, but is worth it. You want to convince the interviewer that a career as a police officer is a goal you are committed to at every level of your beliefs.

3 :: What was the worst call you ever had to respond to?

Any call involving a child being violated either sexually or physically. There's no rationale or justification for touching a child.

4 :: Do you feel cops are on duty 24/7?

Absolutely. We were taught that from day one.

5 :: What is your greatest strength/ greatest weakness?

You have many strengths, but pick the one they need help with the most. Is it your expertise in a particular skill? Is it your ability to turn low-performing teams into high performers? Share something that makes them think they need to hire you…right now.

I hate the "greatest weakness" question. Everyone knows it's a trap, and everyone knows the candidate is going to say something trite (popular example: "I'm a perfectionist"). When you give a real answer, you are being genuine. You are admitting you have some growth opportunities and are not perfect. But you can include that you already have a plan to overcome this weakness through training or practice.

Some people even insert a little humor in their answer-"I wish I was better at tennis." You can, too, if you feel like the interviewer has a sense of humor. But, be sure to quickly follow with a serious answer. Showing you have a lighter side is usually a good thing.

6 :: If you weren't a police officer what would you be?

I would be in financial services. I presently have a life insurance license and I would like to get a securities license and segway into that arena before I retire.

7 :: How to Answer: "Tell Me About Yourself"?

Your elevator pitch that gives the interviewer a quick idea of who your are - for better or worse.

8 :: Ever been in a police chopper?

No. The opportunity never presented itself.

9 :: How to Answer: "Why are you looking for a new opportunity now?"

The question that can either put your interviewer at ease or raise serious red flags.

10 :: How many days a week do you work? How many hours?

I work 5 days a week, 8 hours per day.