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    Questions to ask during Chief's Interview

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    Quote Originally Posted by Outshined View Post
    The questions I like the prospect to avoid are:

    Do I have to work midnights?

    Are there cameras or recording devices around here?

    Can my girlfriend ride around with me?

    When is my first raise?

    How long is it before I can transfer?

    I have been asked all these questions.

    Wear a suit. Respond with yes sir and no sir. Respect is up-most, sit up straight. Look him/her in the eyes when talking to them. If you want the job tell them you will work whatever shift you are assigned (if asked).

    There are more, but you have to get to your interview. GOOD LUCK.
    Or asking about how to go about using the sick time, and how much you get. Telling them that you prefer not to work mids or holidays...Bet you heard those more than once, eh Chief?

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    Some others you might want to shy away from:

    Are there any hot chicks on this department?

    How long before I have your job?

    I won't gain weight like most of the slobs around here will I?

    Is drinking on duty okay?

    What kind of bars do you have in this town?

    Do you have "Casual Fridays"?

    How much are your Christmas bonuses?

    Is it true promotions are based on how much one sucks up to the Chief?

    Can I be assigned directly into your Narcodics Division?

    Is academy attendance optional?

    Guns. When do we get guns?

    Our houses are protected by the good Lord and a gun.
    And you might meet 'em both if you show up here not welcome son.

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    KapsFB

    Those are definitely some stupid questions to ask.

    I still can't believe people would ask those kinds of questions.

    Thanks for the laugh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KapsFB View Post
    Some others you might want to shy away from:Guns. When do we get guns?
    "Not 'till you tell us your name."

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    Cheif, are you losing weight? Been working out? Where did you get that suit, it looks PERFECT on you?

    Did you know that you're my personal hero? Are you up for President of the ICOP this year?
    "Say hal-lo to my leetle frahnd!"

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    Well, I'm seeing this too late, but I noticed no one gave you any serious answers. Here's a couple I asked the chief:

    1. How would you describe the relationship between the police department and the city government?

    2. Do you plan to retire from this department? Why or why not?
    If trees could scream, would we be so cavalier about cutting them down? We might, if they screamed all the time, for no good reason.

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    Quote Originally Posted by School Cop View Post
    Well, I'm seeing this too late, but I noticed no one gave you any serious answers. Here's a couple I asked the chief:

    1. How would you describe the relationship between the police department and the city government?

    2. Do you plan to retire from this department? Why or why not?

    No, no, no. I think those questions put the Chief on the spot. Truth is, the relationship between city government and the PD is always a bit strained, and if you ask that, he's going to wonder (a) why you want to know and (B) who you're going to tell what he said.

    The other question isn't any of your business. It's also presumptious.
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