Why Do You Need a Law Enforcement Mentor?

The law enforcement application process might surprise you. Your college degree alone won’t be enough to get you into your dream job. Things you think can’t be asked in an interview, get asked. The interviewers’ tone might be harsher than you’d believe. You may be asked to disclose deeply personal details about your life. And the application itself might involve more writing than a college term paper.


Whether your goal is to be a detective, a SWAT team member, or (someday) Chief of Police, your application and interview are like the gears that will move you down that path. However, you’re competing against dozens or even hundreds of others who all have similar goals. You need a mentor to help you:

  • Understand the differences in requirements between local, state and federal agencies.

  • Be informed on exactly what you’ll be expected to do at each stage of the process.

  • Develop realistic expectations throughout the application process.

  • Know how to recognize, adapt, and respond to any surprises or curveballs.

  • Improve your “soft skills” skills not just for the application process, but also your training and career.

Read more about how we can help you with our Application Review and Mock Interview services.


All information provided is solely opinion and not fact or guarantee of employment with any agency, entity, or employer. Law Enforcement Mentor, LLC shall not be held liable for any advice or opinion given.