Police Applicants: Questions YOU Need to Ask

Police Applicants: The Questions YOU Need to Ask in an Interview!

  1. Is this an agency where I will experience personal growth? How will that happen?
  2. How do you reward performance and initiative?
  3. What is your agency’s driving values and vision?
  4. What kinds of networking goes on here?
  5. What incentives will I have to maintain a healthy lifestyle?
  6. What are your policies on maternity and paternity leave? Do you provide employee daycare?
  7. How successful have women and people of color been in your agency? Please give me some examples.
  8. Is this agency connected with a university? What are those connections?
  9. What sort of in-service programs do you have available for my continuous improvement and lifelong learning?
  10. Is this an organization that is having fun? Please provide some examples.

[Adapted from Reinventing the Corporation by Naisbitt and Auberdene, 1985]

For more see: The Quality Leadership Workbook, Couper and Lobitz (2017).