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New Member

Hi there,

So finally, i have come across a position that is highly suited for me in terms of entering the digital forensics industry, i have a interview coming up soon and since it will be the first in its kind for me, i wanted to know if anyone could shed some light into perhaps what a interview within a LE could consist ? any hints and tips would be much appreciated as i am really wanting to ace this interview


Posted : 23/12/2016 4:28 am
Community Legend

Except of the technical skills required for this job, you may think about how to embed working for LE in your personal and private life. As you would be bound to secrecy most newbies fail in being personally committed to what they signed on contract.

There will be issues you cannot talk with anybody outside your job, so to control your tongue and mind is crucial. Be aware that crime always focus on cracking newbies. The more stable you organize your life the better you are prepared for this.

Finally you best know your achilles string. And statistics shows that almost any man can be cracked by the top-fit woman, money or personal benefits. Its not about 007, but its worth thinking about it.

Posted : 23/12/2016 8:37 am
Senior Member

What Rolf wrote is all true, but this should not disappoint you from trying. Almost any LEO has it's way for giving newbies only tasks which got low failure potential. In time you will learn a lot about how to handle things, even if you are not qualified for those now.

Posted : 23/12/2016 1:11 pm
Community Legend

Finally you best know your achilles string.

… and possibly even learn to call it either heel or - maybe - tendon roll'_heel

Rolf ), sometimes it is difficult to understand you, you don't "crack" people, maybe you mean "break"?

(though right now you are cracking me up … wink )


Posted : 23/12/2016 6:31 pm
Active Member

LE in which country? This will make a big difference

Posted : 23/12/2016 8:26 pm
Senior Member

The original poster is from the UK, so I presume it's one of the UK LEOs.

Posted : 23/12/2016 8:52 pm
Junior Member

Having had some experience of UK law enforcement interviews you may find yourself surprised how few technical questions there are within the interview. The interview may well be more orientated around how suitable you are to join the organisation as a whole, rather than just the High Tech Crime Unit.

I would suggest you give at least as much thought to how you dealt with conflict/discrimination, improved a team you were a member of and general questions of that nature. The panel would expect your answers to be specific, measurable and relevant.

Have a look at the organisation's website and there is very likely to be something about its core values and the like.

If the panel consists of three members, I wouldn't expect more than one to be from a technical background. There are some organisations that deal with the technical matters as a totally separate assessment to the interview.

Good luck with the process.

Posted : 23/12/2016 9:46 pm