Every cover letter for police officer resume should come into view as if it was individually typed. The letter must obey the rules of business style and should be free of errors. In your letter, leave an impression that you specially selected policing profession due to your enthusiasm to serve the public.

It does not matter if you are sending your letter to an unknown hiring manager or someone who knows you already. A cover letter is an absolute necessity for record maintenance purposes and future considerations. Consider it good manners and proper business etiquette. In the absence of a cover letter, you may deem you may be considered as a lazy and non-professional applicant.

See also: Entry Level Police Officer Cover Letter Sample


Police Officer Cover Letter Sample 1


David Hensley

208 Watson Sq • Tewksbury, MA 64002 • (009) 333-2222 • david @ email . com

October 8, 2015

Mr. Gregory Blake
HR Manager
Common Wealth of Massachusetts
830 Harley Street
Tewksbury, MA 64002


Dear Mr. Blake:

I am writing to apply for a Police Officer position currently available at the Common Wealth of Massachusetts. I am passionate to enhance sense of security in the society, accelerate crime scene investigation speed, reduce emergency call response time, and excel in vigilant and productive patrolling – thus maximizing the protection of civilian’s lives and property.

Comparing my skills and competencies against your job description, I believe I can definitely make a valuable contribution to the Common Wealth Department of Massachusetts. I have more than a decade of progressively responsible experience as a police officer with a sound reputation of conducting productive missions and enforcing the applicable law and ordinances effectively in violent situations. Below are some highlights of my qualifications:

Crime Scene Investigation: Proficient in sealing the crime scene, conducting preliminary investigations and gathering required evidence for court.

Crime Prevention: Track-record of consistently reducing the crime rate in assigned areas through implementation of effective law enforcement, highly attentive patrolling and lawful criminal apprehensions.

Awareness Campaigns: Competent at conducting successful citizen safety awareness campaigns and educating mobs and school children regarding safety rules and precautions.

Criminal Apprehension: Demonstrated ability to arrest law violators and criminals, testify as witness in court and escort prisoners to hearings.

Vigilant Patrolling: Documented success in patrolling vigilantly to the assigned area.

My expertise in traffic regulation and checking of parking tickets for violations adds more weight to my candidacy. The enclosed resume reflects the caliber of sound, efficient and dependable law enforcement professional.

I would enjoy the opportunity to discuss my expertise with you in greater detail. To follow-up, I will call your assistant on next Friday. Should you wish to speak with me earlier, my number is (009) 222-3333. Thank you for your time and consideration.


Sincere regards,

(Sign Here)
David Hensley

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Police Officer Cover Letter Sample 2


Richard Plum

665 Some Street ✱ Fredrick, CO 90001
☏ (999) 999-9999 ✉ richard.plum @ email . com

October 8, 2015

Mr. Jeffery Moore
Senior Recruiter
Department of Colorado
12 Erin Loop
Fredrick, CO 90023


Dear Mr. Moore:

I read in the Fredrick Post’s classified section of your need of a Police Officer at the city of Fredrick. I am returning home after completing my police education from Washington Police Department and believe that my credentials make me a perfect fit for this position.

As indicated in the enclosed resume, I worked as a trainee police officer in Washington and have had the opportunity to attain some of the more potent experiences of a police officer’s life. Having had the fortune of administering CPR and first aid procedures to a little girl who was a victim of a road accident and thereby saving her life, I believe that no work is more rewarding than that of doing what is lawfully correct. My areas of expertise include assisting police officers in patrolling activities, security checks, investigating reported crimes, interviewing suspects and witnesses and making arrests when necessary.

I will be in Fredrick on October 20 and will call you to see if it is possible to meet with you in person to discuss my potential in detail. If you need any additional information, you may contact me at (9010) 999-9999.

Thank you for your time and consideration. I look forward to speaking with you soon.



Richard Plum

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