Probation Officer Integrity
It can be very difficult to attain a good set of moral and ethical values, and because probation officers are entrusted with a great power to uphold the law, this is very important to the hiring staff. Probation officers deal with contraband and need to be disciplined enough to resist any temptations presented by the criminal arena they might find themselves working within, such as taking money, drugs or letting certain people off the hook for any purpose other than legal and public justice.
While being interviewed, they may ask you some tough or embarrassing questions and you may feel inclined to lie about a few of these things; don't do it. Generally, such questions are asked only to gauge your level of honesty, and to see if you would make for a trustworthy probation officer.
What You Can Do:
- Develop and establish a code of moral ethics.
- Practice doing what's right instead of what's easiest. Have some examples in mind.
- Practice clear respectable communication skills.
- Be 100% honest in interviews.
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