To boost your chances of getting hired as a police officer, it’s important that you emphasize four aspects in your cover letter: college education, work experience, a clean background, and community service. Demonstrating these four areas in your police officer cover letter will show hiring managers that you are a well-rounded candidate. If you are not sure how to showcase these four aspects, then check out our cover letter sample below to get some inspiration.
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- Police Officer Cover Letter Sample
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1. Police Officer Cover Letter Sample
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2. Police Officer Cover Letter (Text Format)
Hiring Manager’s Name
341 Company Address
Palo Alto, California, 94301
Dear [Hiring Manager’s Name],
I am excited to submit my application for the full-time police officer position at the New Haven Police Department. I have two years of experience working as a police officer for the Charleston Police Department, and am a graduate of the West Virginia State Police Academy. I believe that I have the requisite skills and abilities to perform the duties you’ve stipulated exceptionally well.
During my two years as a police officer, I performed area patrols on foot, bicycle, and in patrol cars, responding to traffic incidents, domestic disputes, and reports of criminal activity. My performance was above standard, and I was frequently praised for my calm and authoritative demeanor even during moments of tension and hostility.
I am aware that the rate of crime in New Haven is higher than average, and I am keen to use my skills to assist and protect the community to the fullest extent possible. My training and personal characteristics make me a perfect fit to handle both tough situations and present a pleasant face to the New Haven community.
For all of the above reasons, I am confident that you will find me to be a compelling candidate. You can contact me at (firstname.lastname@example.org) or by phone at (###-###-####). I am available any time for an interview, as I am now a permanent resident of New Haven. I look forward to discussing this opportunity with you in detail.
44 Smith St
Local QLD 2600
T: (00) 1234 678
M: 0400 000 111
West Goolagong Police
Locked Bag 4321
West Goolagong QLD 1234
Dear Ms Stevens,
Re: Police Officer position, West Goolagong Police Force
I would like to apply for the full-time Police Officer position with the West Goolagong Police Force as advertised in The West Goolagong Courier on 28 October 2008.
I graduated from the University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Police Studies in 2005 with a major in Welfare and Justice studies with Distinction.
As a police officer with the East Witwick Police Force for the past two years, I have gained a thorough understanding of the role of policing in the community and the importance of upholding integrity and the law as a police officer. I have an excellent level of fitness, no prior convictions and am honest and hard working.
Previous to my studies in law enforcement, I worked extensively in Human Resources with a bank.
My excellent communications skills and thorough, detail-oriented style would be an asset to the force and I would like the opportunity to be interviewed for a position with the West Goolagong Police Force.
I have enclosed my resume and academic transcript. Thank you for considering my application.