Police Interview Sample Questions For Police Officers

If you are serious about becoming a police officer then my suggestion is to get Prepare For The Police Oral Board Interview PRONTO. Why? Because the police oral exam is the single most important section of the police selection process. If you do well on the oral exam then you’ll likely get offered the position either via mail or phone. On the other hand, if you do poorly on the interview, you’ll likely get something in the mail as well, but it’s likely a disqualification letter.

Because some of the questions on the oral board interview are so predictable, I sometimes wonder why so many applicants have such a tough time. You see, you don’t need a PhD to do well on the police oral interview if you have a general idea of what you’ll be asked. All you have to do at that point is kind of script your answers for the corresponding questions. You can even have more than one response ready for a given question in case the interviewers throw a loop in the question. It’s really simple. I show exactly how this is done in my police interview prep book.

Knowing what questions you’re going to be asked is just the beginning. Some candidates know the questions and still have trouble in the interview.

Here’s one sample question that you’re surely going to be asked by the panel. Sometimes there are no “right” or “wrong” answers to a given question unless your response is way off.

Sample Police Interview Question#1:

1. You are running radar when you clock someone traveling 20 miles over the speed limit. You activate your light bar and stop the vehicle. When you approach the driver, you notice that it’s your mother.

What is your next course of action since the violator is your mother?


The best response to this question is the truth. Don’t give an answer that you think the panel wants to hear. Give an answer that is real and honest. You know as much as I do that you aren’t going to give your own mother a citation so don’t lie and tell the panel that you will. The panel will be full of veteran cops and I assure you that they wouldn’t dare give their own mother a ticket.

If you want to become well prepared, you must review more  police interview sample questions either online or by getting an interview prep booklet.