Police Insider Employment Interview Training

The Police Insider is now offering Employment Interview Training.

Do you have an employment interview on the horizon?

Do job interviews make you nervous, stress you out or cause you to suffer anxiety?

Do you find the concept of competencies, SAR, STAR or ISTAR confusing?

Are you interested in giving yourself a competitive edge in a highly sought after career in Policing, CBSA, Law Enforcement or any related profession?

We can help…

What We Offer

The Police Insider offers custom mock interviews, in panel format, with questions designed to address the competencies required by your potential employer.

Once the interview is complete, you’ll be provided comprehensive feedback designed to enhance your interview ability.

(Our fee is based on a 90 minute session, however, the time limit is flexible and often goes beyond the designated time frame with no extra charge.)

The questions may include, but are not limited to;

  • Situational Based
  • Behavioural Based
  • Integrity & Trust
  • Results Oriented
  • Composure
  • Character Evaluation
  • Ability to Communicate
  • Problem Resolution
  • Peer Relationships
  • Diversity
  • Stress Management
  • Leadership Skills
  • Initiative

Who Are We?

We are former Law Enforcement professionals with extensive backgrounds in all aspects of policing.

Who can we help?

Anyone who wants to get an edge on their competition.

We provide custom interview training for any aspect of Law Enforcement or staff positions in panel format.

We have worked with clients seeking employment with the following agencies;

  • Winnipeg Police Service – Sworn Positions
  • Winnipeg Police Service – Civilian Positions
  • Winnipeg Police Cadets
  • Calgary Police Service
  • Edmonton Police Service
  • Ontario Provincial Police
  • Federal Corrections
  • Provincial Corrections
  • Sheriff’s Department
  • Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA)

(Our clients have enjoyed tremendous success and often provide feedback that their training session was completely game changing for them.)

Sgt James G Jewell – WPS – Retired

Sgt James G Jewell (WPS – Retired)

Sgt Jewell retired from the Winnipeg Police Service after serving over 26 years of dedicated service.

During his career he worked in a variety of assignments which included;

  • General Patrol
  • Vice Division – Gaming, Narcotics (undercover)
  • Property Crime (undercover)
  • Divisional Detectives
  • Major Crime
  • Organized Crime (gangs, shootings)
  • Homicide (Investigator / Supervisor)

In all, Jewell spent over 18 years working as a Detective in high-profile criminal investigations.

He’s the Managing Editor of The Police Insider and is employed at the Northwest Law Enforcement Academy where he performs the duties of Dean of Students, Instructor & Employment Interview Specialist.

(Jewell also specializes in panel interview preparations for police promotion competitions.)

Constable Cindy Johnson – WPS – Retired

Constable Cindy Johnson (WPS – Retired)

Constable Johnson retired from the Winnipeg Police Service after completing an impressive 31-year career.

Constable Johnson gained extensive police experience working in the following units;

  • General Patrol
  • Vice Division – Narcotics, Prostitution, (undercover)
  • Detectives
  • Mounted Patrol
  • Police Vehicle Operations
  • Training Division

She is working at the Northwest Law Enforcement Academy as Dean of Admissions & Instructor.

(Her son was recently hired as a Constable with the Winnipeg Police Service.)


Interviews are conducted at the Northwest Law Enforcement Academy #200 – 1821 Wellington Ave.

Clients are asked to dress similar to how they intend to dress for their employment interview as we practice how we play.

Clients are asked to bring a note pad and pen to take notes during the feedback session.

Clients should also bring a resume that will be used to measure your ability to articulate your skills and accomplishments.

We do not offer handouts.

A $50 – non-refundable deposit (e-transfer) is required to book an appointment.

For further details contact us at jgjewell@shaw.ca

One Comment

  1. Taras Machula

    Dear James and Cindy,

    I just read your latest article on the dire situation in Winnipeg, re: crime. Currently, the police do not have the skills to change the situation and Winnipeggers are coming to realize it. We can hire another 100 police officers, however, the drawback to this is that this is the wrong approach. We need to get away from using the stick, or the billy club, to actually changing behaviour in society. Firstly, as property taxpayers in this city, the city doesn’t have the resources to continuing hiring police and justice/prison staff to fight crime. Let’s try another way.

    A program in Chicago that had 4000 Gr. 7 to 10 students that went through it, called BAM, or Becoming a Man, was able to reduce crime by 1/3!!!! Money put into policing will not garner changes in society. My public administration background has shown me that we need to developing programs and evaluating programming.

    I think you do a very valuable service for highlighting the situation behind the blue line, however, now we need to start coming up with results. Personally, articles of what has been tried in other communities would be helpful as a way to highlight and put pressure on program developers and also explain that there are other ways to change societal behaviour, than what we currently are doing.

    We have proven in Winnipeg that the status quo doesn’t work. Would you be open to sitting down and talking about what alternatives can be developed? I am an inner city property owner and pushing the corporal punishment route, i.e. police, justice, prison system is not the solution to our societal problems. We need to start focussing on changing societies behaviour by focussing, now it does sound a little cliche, on the love. By developing programs in anger managements, meditation, yoga, self love, we can help these marginalized groups in changing their behaviour. The difficulty in all of this is that these methodologies need to be funded. We can get some private and charitable funding, however, if government doesn’t step in with serious funding the programs will fail.

    My girlfriend teaches meditation, reiki and yoga and by conducting meditation and yoga in inner cities, we have made a major impact. The problem, is that the people we offer classes to, can’t afford our services. Rich people take yoga for their health, and meditation for self enlightenment, stress and their own personal growth. By teaching meditation, yoga and self love to the disenfranchised, it will change their actual behaviour from grabbing a gun, which creates societal programs, or getting drunk/high to skills that they can use and even teach their family.

    We’re happy to talk, Please reach out,

    Christine and TJ (Taras)

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