Do you know that it is possible to enhance the impact of your correctional officer cover letter for by following some simple steps?

The time spent in crafting a cover letter always gives reward. Putting some extra effort just to create an excellent cover letter is truly worth a shot – since cover letters plays an important role in selection process.

Correctional Officer Cover Letter Tips

• State the exact position you are applying for

• Date your letter

• Address the letter directly to the HR manager by name

• Make sure you provide your current contact information

• Proofread it thrice


Correctional Officer Cover Letter Sample 


Jake Hathaway

745 King’s Lane ■ Eloy, AZ 43282 ■ (004) 415-8545 ■ jake @ email . com

October 6, 2016

Mr. David Raymond
HR Manager
Corrections Corporation of America
882 Fischer’s Sq
Eloy, AZ 43282


Dear Mr. Raymond:

▬ Are you seeking a successful criminal justice professional who is able to contribute effectively to your bottom-line?

▬ Could you use the services of an experienced and dedicated correctional officer?

▬ Do you wish to hire an energetic professional who is highly knowledgeable of the American Criminal Justice System?

I strongly believe my profile offers the combination of skills and experience you are seeking in the ideal candidate to fill in the correctional officer position at Corrections Corporation of America:

● Current first responder certification with BS in criminal Justice

● Well versed in accompanying visiting clergies and attorneys and assisting them in inmate communication and data provision

● Particularly effective in searching incoming and resident inmates as and when needed

● Able to carry out Preliminary breath tests, take photographs and record fingerprints

● Track record of handling inmate disputes, and reporting the same and devising disciplinary action

During my 3 years of experience in criminal justice arena, I handled substance abuse cases and individuals with mental health and social inclusion issues. This experience renders me a highly suitable correctional officer for your facility since you also have a mix inmate facility.

My resume is enclosed for your consideration. I would welcome an opportunity to discuss the position with you in person. Please communicate an interview date and time at your earliest convenience.



Jake Hathaway

Jake Hathaway

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