Tips to Succeed During Your Final Sheriff’s Department Interview

Chances are if you’ve made it this far, you’ve already gone through most of the department’s application process. The final interview with Sheriff Koon can be the make it or break it point – so here are some tips to help you nail it.

At this point we’ve already tested your physical ability, your cognitive skills and checked your references. What Sheriff Koon wants to see and hear from you is why you want to work for the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department and what makes you the best candidate for the position.

Tip #1: When Sheriff Koon asks for more information about you, use this as an opportunity to explain how your past experiences have prepared you for the position you are seeking. Talk about your strengths and how they would help you succeed in the role if given the opportunity.

Tip #2: Chances are Sheriff Koon will ask you why you want to represent him as a member of the Sheriff’s Department. This is your chance to prove you did your research on the department and you know exactly what you are getting into if the position is offered. Acknowledge how this position aligns with your long-term goals and why you feel this is a natural next step in your career. Come prepared and make sure you know the role and department inside and out!

Tip #3: As much as we hate to admit, every little thing you do and say during the interview matters. Use your final interview as a way to exemplify your communications skills. Make sure you have a positive attitude and that your eagerness to join the team is felt. Show your disciplined nature and display confident body language.

At the end of the day, it’s important to remember that as a law enforcement professional it’s about way more than just your physical abilities. When looking for people to join the Sheriff’s Department, Sheriff Koon wants people who are honest, dependable, calm under pressure and have a deep passion for serving others. 

If you want to learn more about joining our team, check out our full application process. For more information about careers in law enforcement, check out what we stand for at the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department.