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    LVMPD Oral Board Summary

    After the physical fitness test is the oral board. The oral board will generally be within the next 3 days after the physical (Unless you’re from out of town. In that case, the oral board could be the next day or two). Of course nothing is set in stone, but for the most part it is within the next couple of days after the physical fitness test.

    I cannot tell you specifically all of the questions they will ask, that information I cannot release. However, I can still offer advice that will help you.

    Have you ever heard the saying that you can tell a lot about someone from his or her handshake? Well, it’s true. Go in with confidence and let them see that you are confident and you are the one they should choose for this position. Of course don’t go in acting like a jackass, but give them the impression that you prepared well for this interview. This is for anyone you meet at personnel. High ranking people do sometimes walk around there dressed in plain clothes. You never know who you are going to bump into.

    Dress up in a suit (do not dress casually) and show up 30 minutes early. If you arrive late, you will be disqualified. Absolutely no exceptions, so don’t even try. It is perfectly natural to be nervous. The oral board examiners know this and do take it into consideration. You will walk into Metro Personnel at 101 Convention Center Dr. and you will check in and then be seated. Shortly after that somebody will come in and escort you to the interview room. You will then meet the police officers that will administer the oral board. I cannot tell you specifically if it’s going to be a sergeant and two police officers or a Lt., Sgt., and a patrol officer (because I don’t know), but it will be 3 police officers. Again, it’s not set in stone. Your experience may vary. You’ll be asked to sit down and from there they will ask you questions and it will last for 10-20 minutes. Make sure you maintain eye contact. Do not slouch. Feet together at a 45 degree angle. Look at everyone when answering a question, not just the person asking the question.

    There is a list of questions in the PO Study Guide. I strongly recommend being prepared to answer those questions. Since the following question has been made available, I can tell you that I would definitely be prepared to answer how you have prepared for that position. It is also a good idea to know mission statements (If there are any. I’ll let you find that out) and department values and incorporate them into your answer.

    I’ll give you an example (this question was given out at a PREP seminar):

    “What have you done to prepare yourself for this position?”
    I graduated from <Name of High School> with high honors in 2004. Academics was my main concern and as a result, I was awarded with a scholarship. I am currently majoring in Criminal Justice at UNLV. Currently, I have a 3.81 GPA...<More would go here>

    *The response to that question is an example only. I just made it up. You’ll need to come up with your own response. Again, this is an example only to give you an idea of how to formulate your response.

    Usually the final question of an oral board will be something along the lines of, "Is there anything you would like to add that will assist us in making our decision of hiring you?" This is your last opportunity to sell yourself! Make sure you have a well thought out answer and thank them for their time.

    When I tested for a civilian position with Metro, I received a 94% on my oral board and came in 4th in overall ranking. How did I do it? I did it by studying, talking to LVMPD employees, and obtaining as much knowledge as I possibly could. I cannot stress how important knowledge is.

    However, I can only offer so much. You are the one that will ultimately have to show that you want it. I wasn’t just born knowing all of this information. Everything that I’ve posted, I have researched. I have taken time out of my schedule to learn about the department. I have talked to people ranging from patrol officers, going up through the chain of command up to the Assistant Sheriff. I have spent hours researching and making myself a better candidate for a police officer. As many of you can tell, I am dead serious about becoming a police officer with Metro. I have received numerous messages from posters asking me questions and thanking me for helping them. And I’ll tell you, I enjoy doing it. Metro is my family and if you are serious about joining my family, then I will help you out as much as I can.

    In Summary:

    -Do not show up high and explain it was because you were nervous. (Yes, that has actually happened.)
    -Dress in a suit.
    -Be properly groomed (Nails clean, hair cut, shoes polished, etc.).
    -Show up 30 minutes early.
    -Arriving late will get you disqualified.
    -Do not smoke.
    -Be courteous and respectful.
    -Maintain Eye Contact.
    -Don’t slouch.
    -When seated, feet will be together at a 45 degree angle.
    -It’s “Yes, Sir/Ma’am” or “No Sir/Ma’am,” not “yeah” or “sure” or any other variant.
    -Be clean shaven.
    -Do not talk bad about anyone, especially previous employers.
    -Do not use inappropriate language.
    -Sell yourself. Show them that you have prepared yourself.
    -Thank them for their time.

    Sources:
    Voirdire
    http://www.protectthecity.com/
    http://www.lvmpd.com
    LVMPD Police Readiness and Education Program (PREP) - Pages 20 and 21
    Last edited by Voirdire; 11-24-2007, 05:32 PM.
    Complete write up of the process with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD) - http://forums.officer.com/t187923/

  • #2
    nice write up

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    • #3
      I know I've said this before, but its worth mentioning again. Do not show up high and explain it was just because you were nervous.
      People grow through experience, if they meet life honestly and courageously. This is how character is built.

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      • #4
        Haha, just for you, I'll put it in there.

        and thank you steexz. =)
        Last edited by Voirdire; 05-29-2007, 12:47 AM.
        Complete write up of the process with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD) - http://forums.officer.com/t187923/

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        • #5
          that would be so funny....

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Voirdire View Post
            Haha, just for you, I'll put it in there.

            HAHA Sweet!
            People grow through experience, if they meet life honestly and courageously. This is how character is built.

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            • #7
              The July 10th test is coming up really soon.
              Complete write up of the process with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD) - http://forums.officer.com/t187923/

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              • #8
                I just got out of the oral board a couple of hours ago. I think it went well. Everything you said is accurate. I would stress the showing up 30 minutes early part. Not only do they instruct you to be there 30 minutes early, but they time stamp your registration sheet when you get there. I don't know how much they look at this, but I wouldn't risk it. Just be there 30+ minutes early and leave nothing to chance.
                While I was in phase 5 of FTO, I was driving to a burglary in progress and the first three units were nearing the house:

                SGT (on the radio): "Ok, lets have two in the front, and one in the rear."

                Me (not on the radio): "Sounds like the Sgt wants the shocker!"

                My FTO almost rolled out of the car laughing.

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                • #9
                  =)............
                  Complete write up of the process with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD) - http://forums.officer.com/t187923/

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                  • #10
                    whats up voirdire?

                    Originally posted by Voirdire View Post
                    =)............
                    how is your tests going? after the oral board the wait start. be patient you will be ok. i m still waiting for my background check to clear. it has been 3 months of wait. good luck
                    see u

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                    • #11
                      Everything is going great. I already work for the department so I know how it goes =P. I just think of it as missions. There were a ton of people there testing.
                      Complete write up of the process with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD) - http://forums.officer.com/t187923/

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