Police Oral Boards

We Have the Experience to Help With Police Oral Boards

Whether you are a candidate studying for the written test or a sworn officer working towards a command-level law enforcement role, you will encounter The Police Oral Boards!

At Drive The Goal, we understand your sacrifice, your service, and The Badge. The career of one of our principal partners to “Protect and Serve” has spanned three decades. He served as Self Defense Instructor at the Police Officer Standards and Training Council (POSTC) and obtained a master’s degree in Criminal Justice Administration. His leadership was responsible for SWAT Teams, Hostage Negotiation teams, Major Crimes divisions and he rose through the ranks to Chief of Police.  We proudly display his FBI National Academy yellow brick in our office.

Your Oath to “Protect and Serve”

As officials from federal, state, municipal, and academia law enforcement agencies and criminal justice practitioners, you all take an oath to carry out your role collaboratively and professionally. Pinned with Badges, Chevrons, Bars, and Stars, your duty is not your job; it is your identity. Once you take your oath, the metamorphosis begins, and you live your life to “protect and serve” your community and the public.

Insight to the Police Oral Boards

The interview panel is assessing your ability to successfully articulate who you are. They will analyze how you make decisions. A career in law enforcement comes with great sacrifice and they will need to understand why you want to live a life of law enforcement. How well can you convey what makes you a great leader?

A key component of the selection process is the oral board interview. Candidates often focus on the background investigation, and diligent officers vying for promotion tend to focus on the written test. While both assessments are important, there is great weight given to the oral board interview. Helping you do better with your Oral Boards is where Drive The Goal comes in. We can improve your, focus, response, and self-reflection.

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Generally Accepted 21st Century Law Enforcement Principles

  • Respect life and liberty.
  • Committed to education and excellence in our profession.
  • Demand accountability, consistency, fairness, and honesty.
  • Employ the highest ethical standard.
  • Exercise good judgment in determining the use of force.
  • Guided by the principles of justice.
  • Inclusivity, treating everyone with dignity and compassion.
  • Maintain both mental and moral strength.
  • Takes an active role in Community Oriented Policing.
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Practice Oral Board Questions

  • What has been your greatest sacrifice at work or in school?
  • Why do you want a career in law enforcement?
  • How do you define inclusion?
  • What does Community Oriented Policing mean to you?
  • What is your experience with your local Police Department?
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Promotional Oral Board Questions

  • Describe an experience when you coordinated the investigation of a criminal case.
  • Tell me about a person you mentored, how did affect change in their life?
  • Share an example of a program you organized with a diverse group of people.
  • Share an experience in which you successfully taught a difficult principle or concept. How were you able to be successful?
  • Walk me through how you meet with civic, educational, and community groups to develop community programs and events, and discuss law enforcement subjects.

There is great weight given to the oral board interview.

This is where Drive The Goal comes in

We can improve your focus, response, and self-reflection.

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