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"Thank you so much for your expert help in training me for my interview with the Federal Bureau of Investigation for the position of Special Agent. Your insights, techniques and special mock interview methods were exactly on target for the actual interview...I went in with no fear of what they might ask since we had covered everything possible in our training."
W. C. Lao
Santa Clara, CA

"I took a series of classes on interview coaching with Bill, in preparation for my interview with the FBI, for Special Agent.

Bill was essential in helping me get though my interview. He helped me focus on my preparation, which in turn made me more confident, and this kept my anxiety and stress levels down. Bill was able to help me view the interview as an opportunity to show off my hard work as opposed to a stressful testing event. He was great at teaching me some tools to keep myself calm and relaxed throughout the interview. Bill also had some great insight with my interview stories and experiences that I prepped for the interview. He was able to give me some great tips to make my stories sound great, entertaining and still get my point across.

Bill is helpful, thoughtful, a great resource, great confidence builder and really makes you feel confident and prepared. I am really glad that I used Bill. I know that I was able to really perform with much more confidence and calmness, and that really helped my interview. He will help you with whatever you think you need assistance with. "
I. R., FBI employee
Los Angeles, California

"Bill, thank you for our interview coaching session. The pleasure was all mine. I thank you for everything and I literally can say that I was prepared for all the tricky questions. Having spent an hour with you was great."
Anthony Bernardo
Silicon Valley, CA


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Specialized Coaching For Law Enforcement Candidate Interviews

Police Officer Interview CoachingWe offer specialized, expert interview coaching for police and law enforcement interviews, including mock interviews, help with targeted questions that only law enforcement agencies ask, how to manage your professional image and your answers so you come across to police interviewers as a person who will be a highly desirable and successful candidate. The interview coaching will be conducted by Bill Cole, MS, MA, a thought leader in peak performance, coaching, and the mental game. Bill's degrees include an MA in counseling psychology, and he has helped candidates perform extremely well in police, law enforcement and FBI oral board interview examinations. When you hire us we become your coach and consultant to help you gain admittance to the law enforcement agency of your dreams, where you can begin a stellar career.

Police Officer / Law Enforcement Candidate Interview Coaching Program

The police oral interview is your last hurdle before being accepted into the law enforcement job of your dreams. Why would you spend countless hours, and thousands upon thousands of dollars to go to college, compete the police academy and then waltz into the police oral interview winging it, unprepared, and hoping to feel your way through this stressful and critical hurdle? You wouldn't, and that's why you are here on this page looking into interview coaching.

The police oral interview is unlike any normal job interview. The police panelists are veteran students of human behavior and know how to read a candidate's body language just as they do with the public every day on the street. They also know how to ask clever questions that are designed to trip up all but the most well-prepared candidates.

In mastering police interviewing skills, there is a truism: A little bit of knowledge is a dangerous thing. There is extreme danger lurking when you don't know what you don't know. Hope is not a strategy. You need to know what to expect, know what it is you do not yet know, find those answers, prepare yourself well, and practice your responses so you give an Academy-Award performance to the police oral board.

Think of everything you've decided to undertake in the long process of achieving the coveted badge of a police officer:

  • Many years of college.

  • Hard work at the police academy.

  • A rigorous written test.

  • Training in physical fitness.

  • An extensive background investigation.

  • A psychological exam.

  • A polygraph exam.

  • A medical and physical exam.

Incredibly, some candidates go through all that, and then prepare haphazardly for the oral interview. You don't want to be one of them.

Did you know that there are approximately 90 to 110 applicants for every opening for a new police officer position? What do you think your odds for becoming that single winning candidate are?

Intelligent preparation is the key. You need guidance from an expert who can help you master your body language, your voice, your poise, your answers, and your mind so you think clearly under pressure and be in the moment so the police oral examiners feel your command presence and potential as a police officer. We are here to assist you to prepare to give the best oral interview of your life so you can win that coveted badge and title of "Police Officer".

Resources For The Police Officer / Law Enforcement Candidate Interview Coaching Program

When you begin police officer / law enforcement candidate interview coaching with us you receive, at no additional charge, two incredible resources.

The Interview Success Manual1. The Interview Success Manual, the 196-page ebook containing over 400 questions you could be asked in an interview, listed by category. There are over 1200 interview task reminders, questions and guidelines in checklist form so you leave nothing to chance.

This in-depth, easy-to-use manual has precise timelines and hundreds of procedures for mounting an interview campaign, from day one until you gain admittance to the school, including:

  • Preparation Of The Interview Content And Your Responses
  • Practicing Your Answers
  • Pre-Interview Mental Preparation At Various Points Before The Interview
  • Meeting The Interviewer, Creating Rapport And Connection
  • Controlling Nerves And Getting Into The Zone
  • Starting The Interview
  • Answering Questions
  • Asking Questions
  • Closing The Interview
  • Walking Out
  • Following Up

Learn more about the Interview Success Manual.


Police Officer and Law Enforcement Candidate  Interview Questions2. The Law Enforcement Interview Question Manual, a 121-page document with over 938 specialized police and law enforcement interview questions across 12 topical areas asked by police oral boards.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

  1. CRIMINAL HISTORY

  2. EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE

  3. FINANCES AND CREDIT HISTORY

  4. GOAL ORIENTATION AND MOTIVATION

  5. LAW ENFORCEMENT AS A CAREER

  6. LEADERSHIP SKILLS

  7. LIFESTYLE QUESTIONS

  8. PERSONAL QUALITIES

  9. PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  10. LAW ENFORCMENT SCENARIOS

  11. CO-WORKER SCENARIOS

  12. INTEGRITY SCENARIOS

  13. JUDGEMENT SCENARIOS

  14. POLICE PROCEDURES AND SITUATIONS SCENARIOS

  15. SUPERVISION SCENARIOS

  16. TEMPERAMENT AND FITNESS FOR POLICE WORK SCENARIOS

  17. USE OF DISCRETION SCENARIOS

  18. USE OF FORCE SCENARIOS

  19. UNDERGRADUATE EDUCATION

  20. VALUES AND OPINIONS

  21. GLOSSARY OF LAW ENFORCEMENT TERMS

  22. SLANG TERMS FOR PRISON

This valuable document is not for sale. It is available only to our clients when they begin police officer / law enforcement interview coaching with us. It is included at no extra charge as part of the interview coaching services.

What Is Your Dream Position In Law Enforcement?

We can help you prepare to give a confident, highly effective interview for any of these following law enforcement positions.

  • Public Safety Officer
  • Community Service Officer
  • Campus Police
  • Sheriff
  • Highway Patrol
  • Homeland Security
  • Air Marshal
  • ATF Agent
  • US Treasury Agent
  • FBI Special Agent
  • Secret Service Agent
  • Community Policing Officer
  • Conservation Officer
  • Court Bailiff
  • Border Patrol Agent
  • Correctional Officer
  • Customs Officer
  • United States Marshal
  • Private Security Guard

Links To Employment Opportunities For Police And Law Enforcement

We have compiled for you a list of links for law enforcement employment opportunities in the San Francisco Bay area. This has federal, regional, state, local and municipality law enforcement web sites.

San Jose Police Department
Santa Clara Police Department
Sunnyvale Public Safety
Palo Alto Police Department
Menlo Park Police Department
Fremont Police Department
Foster City Employment
San Francisco Police Department
Santa Cruz Employment
Newark Police Department
San Mateo Police Department
El Cerrito Police Employment
San Rafael Police Department
Livermore Police Department
Milpitas Police Department
San Carlos Police Department
San Bruno Police Department
Campbell Police Department
Alameda Police Employment

Mountain View Employment Opportunities
Los Gatos / Monte Sereno Police Department
Pleasanton Police Employment Opportunities
Union City Police Department
Oakland Police Department
University of California, San Francisco Police Department
Stanford University Department of Public Safety
San Jose State University Police Department
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Police Officer Employment
California Highway Patrol
Santa Clara County Office of the Sheriff
Alameda County Sheriff's Office
Alameda County Sheriff's Office Contract Services
Marin County Sheriff's Office
San Mateo County Sheriff's Office
San Francisco Office of the FBI
Northern California Field Offices of the ATF
San Francisco Field Division of the ATF

New Client Coaching Package Offer

Our standard coaching fees for private pay individuals are $125 an hour, but we want to give you a new client package rate. Choose this Traction-To-Action Starter Package and take off $75 over three hours of coaching. You pay only $300 for all the above 14 points over three valuable hours of coaching with Bill. Travel and associated expenses are extra, if we come to you.

Please note that this private pay for individuals (not organizations) reduced-fee coaching structure is applicable only to individuals who take telephone, Skype or FaceTime sessions, and for an individual taking sessions in our offices in Palo Alto, California. Private pay coaching rates are not applicable to professional athletes or coaches. Professional athletes and coaches would pay the organizational rate, even if not connected with a team. For coaching sessions outside our offices, for sessions with more than one person, and for coaching with organizations, whether in person, or by distance, additional coaching fees and travel fees apply. The hourly coaching rate for one person in corporate, governmental, academic, military or other organizational entities is $275, with some potential adjustments, based on a quote as part of a custom volume package, and for example, when we include speaking, training and consulting.

To prevent fraud, refunds are not allowed by means other than the same credit card or PayPal account used to make the original charge.

We have coached individuals from San Jose, Saratoga, Los Gatos, San Francisco, Campbell, Cupertino, Palo Alto, Almaden Valley, Los Altos, Santa Cruz, Monte Sereno, Morgan Hill, Gilroy, Mountain View, Santa Clara, Sunnyvale, Alameda, Atherton, Berkeley, Burlingame, Campbell, Concord, Daly City, Danville, Dublin, Foster City, Fremont, Hillsborough, Livermore, Menlo Park, Millbrae, Milpitas, Moraga, Orinda, Pleasant Hill, Pleasanton, Portola Valley, Redwood City, San Leandro, San Mateo, San Ramon, San Rafael, Santa Clara, Union City, Woodside, and many other locations in the San Francisco Bay area, Silicon Valley, and around the United States. You can come to us, or we can come to you, or the coaching can be conducted by telephone or Skype.

We can also work virtually. We also regularly consult with clients by phone and email from countries around the world, such as England, Portugal, Australia, Mexico, China, Canada, Israel and South Africa.

To start your police officer / law enforcement candidate interview coaching, simply email us, call us at 510-270-0311, or click on the button below to sign up now. This new client package is for new clients only. If you are a continuing client, please choose one of the Police Officer / Law Enforcement Candidate Interview Coaching Services packages below.

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We can often start you the same week you contact us. We stay busy, but we know you have important interviews and media events coming up, and we want you to be prepared, confident, and to give outstanding performances. If you need emergency, last-minute interview coaching, call us, and we will do everything we can to help you right away. We always go the extra mile for our clients!


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Please note that this private pay for individuals (not organizations) reduced-fee coaching structure is applicable only to individuals who take telephone, Skype or FaceTime sessions, and for an individual taking sessions in our offices in Palo Alto, California. Private pay coaching rates are not applicable to professional athletes or coaches. Professional athletes and coaches would pay the organizational rate, even if not connected with a team. For coaching sessions outside our offices, for sessions with more than one person, and for coaching with organizations, whether in person, or by distance, additional coaching fees and travel fees apply. The hourly coaching rate for one person in corporate, governmental, academic, military or other organizational entities is $275, with some potential adjustments, based on a quote as part of a custom volume package, and for example, when we include speaking, training and consulting.

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Our private individual coaching fees are $125 per hour, with additional price reductions offered for blocks of four, six and twelve hours.

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Additional Services

There is no additional charge for reading and responding to reasonable length emails. For emails or attached documents that are longer, any time spent with these activities will be counted as hours in the package you purchased. If the hours exceed the package hours, they will be invoiced weekly.

We can assist you in many other ways in addition to coaching. This is a menu of how you can utilize our expertise to create a robust program of improvement.

  • Reading, reacting to and editing documents.

  • Reviewing videos.

  • Reviewing audios.

  • Creating customized audios.

  • Creating and editing documents.

  • Writing and editing speeches and training materials.

  • Creating and conducting surveys and questionnaires.

  • Creating and conducting 360 degree reviews.

  • Speaking to people you designate, as part of your coaching program.

  • Having us conduct web research, or other research on your behalf.

  • Attending your performances or workplaces, or in the field, observing and debriefing you.

  • Speaking by phone or Skype to debrief you after your performances, while you are still on site, or soon thereafter.

These additional services can be paid for in two ways, which we will ask you to designate before beginning them. They could be counted as part of your existing package hours, or charged as additional services beyond the package, at the hourly rate within the package you purchased. If these services exceed the hours in your package, they will be invoiced the week they are delivered, with payment due at that time.

Travel Expenses For Coaching And Consulting

We handle travel differently for speaking and training versus coaching and consulting. For speaking engagements we can build the travel, hotel and per diem and other expenses into a custom-quoted all-inclusive fee, or itemize these expenses separate from the speaking fee. For this type of engagement, there is no separate per-hour travel fee in addition to the actual travel expenses incurred. You simply cover our actual travel expenses.

For consulting and coaching engagements, we have two tiers of travel fees. When we drive our company car to such an engagement, our hourly travel fee is $100/hour. We charge that because our time is valuable, and while we are driving we are unable to do work or engage in client coaching or consulting. In addition, there is wear and tear and an increase in mileage on the vehicle, and gas and oil expenses. If we travel by air, train or boat, our hourly travel fee is reduced to $50/hour, since we do not incur expenses to our company car.

Travel From Palo Alto, California

Travel time begins when we leave our offices in Palo Alto, California, and ends when we arrive at your door or the door of the place you designate. Travel expenses include: Taxi, shuttle, ferry, subway, train, or any other conveyance, and tolls and parking fees. We fly out of any of three nearby Bay area airports: San Francisco International Airport (SFO), San Jose International Airport (SJC) and Oakland International Airport (OAK).

Travel time is not computed only by distance via an online map service for driving. It's based on time, since once we get near your office we may be searching and waiting for a parking spot, taking another conveyance and walking to your offices. We also may be held up by heavy traffic, road work, detours or traffic accidents. All this time counts towards the total travel time. Travel time is also counted the same way when we return from your office.

Travel, Other Fees And Expenses And Time Frames

Travel, hotel and per diem expenses and fees can be handled in any of these ways: You can book and pay for our travel expenses, we can invoice you, or we can take these expenses and fees off any coaching package you purchase.

We serve our clients far beyond normal 9-5pm Monday-Friday working hours, because our clients work across the US and the globe, and because we often travel to observe and coach our clients as they perform, compete and work. We often work early in the morning, late at night, and on Saturday and Sunday to best meet their needs. Travel fees are due anytime we drive our company car to you or an event for you. When we travel to you or to an event for you by plane, and the plane leaves after 8pm and arrives prior to 6am, there are no travel fees assessed, since we could not be serving other clients at those times. Travel fees are waived if any daily coaching / consulting contract exceeds $4,000.

Our Coaching Sessions Are Guaranteed

I guarantee the quality of our coaching sessions. I guarantee to you that each coaching session will be of the highest quality, and will give you the best cutting-edge content and success strategies. However, I cannot predict, know, monitor or guarantee what you will do with the lessons, insights and content learned in these sessions. Therefore, when you use our coaching, materials and products you are not guaranteed to improve learning, performance, income, health, fitness or specific earnings. No one can guarantee such outcomes because your results will depend on variables and factors outside our control including, but not limited to: your motivation, your diligence and discipline, your capabilities, your creativity, your health and fitness, your compliance with our recommendations and suggestions, and other factors which neither party has control over.

I will ask you, many times in each coaching session, if things make sense, and if you know how to practice and actually use what we discuss, and what I teach you. At the end of each coaching session, I will ask if that session met your expectations. If you say yes, we will consider that session successful. If you say no, I will spend additional time with you, at no additional charge, at that time, or at a mutually convenient time, to resolve your concerns. If I cannot resolve your concerns at that time, I will refund all your monies paid for that particular coaching session in question. If this coaching session in question was part of a package, when you receive a refund for that session, we will also refund the rest of your unused coaching package monies. This will be prorated per the package you purchased, not at the full non-package hourly rate. Whenever you make the next coaching package payment that is due or make a pay as you go payment, this indicates that you are satisfied with the coaching up to that point, and that you wish to continue the coaching program.

Our Coaching Is Confidential

Trust forms the core of the coaching relationship. We respect what you say, and will not repeat your material to anyone or to any entity. We maintain your confidentiality and privacy in all communications and we maintain safe and secure written records of your account. We do not disclose that you are a client if you do not want that known.


Meet Bill Cole, Your Police Officer / Law Enforcement Candidate Interview Coach

Bill Cole, MS, MA, your lpolice officer / law enforcement candidate interview coachBill Cole is an expert in the fields of peak performance, coaching and the mental game. He has conducted interview coaching in a variety of fields including job interviews, performance reviews, and interviews for licensing exams. He'll team with you to make your police officer or law enforcement candidate interview successful. He is also a prolific author who has published over 360 articles, training manuals, and other publications on topics including sports psychology, peak performance, motivation, self-development, leadership, mental toughness, team-building, achievement, and mental training. If you are interested in using hypnosis and learning self-hypnosis to help you relax, overcome nerves and improve your memory for answering questions, Bill is an experienced hypnotist, and that tool can be used, if you request it.

We have coached individuals from San Jose, Saratoga, Los Gatos, San Francisco, Campbell, Cupertino, Palo Alto, Almaden Valley, Los Altos, Santa Cruz, Monte Sereno, Morgan Hill, Gilroy, Mountain View, Santa Clara, Sunnyvale, Alameda, Atherton, Berkeley, Burlingame, Campbell, Concord, Daly City, Danville, Dublin, Foster City, Fremont, Hillsborough, Livermore, Menlo Park, Millbrae, Milpitas, Moraga, Orinda, Pleasant Hill, Pleasanton, Portola Valley, Redwood City, San Leandro, San Mateo, San Ramon, San Rafael, Santa Clara, Union City, Woodside, and many other locations in the San Francisco Bay area, Silicon Valley, and around the United States. The interview coaching can take place in our offices, by phone, by Skype, or we can come to you.

To learn more about Bill Cole, see his full bio.


Contact Us to Learn More

Call us for a brief, no-charge, no-obligation conversation to see if Police Officer / Law Enforcement Candidate Interview Coaching is for you, and if we are a good fit together. We'll spend a few minutes exploring your current situation, what you're looking for in interview coaching, how we might be able to help, and if there seems to be chemistry. We can also describe our coaching program in more detail. You can reach us at the phone number or e-mail address listed below.

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