The last impression is almost as important as the first one. We spend a lot of time mulling over what to write in a cover letter, but when it is time to resign, we just manage to write a two-liner letter saying goodbye. Why is there no need to impress at this stage? There is. You do not want to leave with a bad taste in your employer’s mouth by simply taking off without warning or writing a watery resignation letter. You want to be a go-getter at this stage as well.
Sadly, there isn’t much advice about deputy sheriff resignation letter writing out there. What little there is, is watery itself. Not intending to go into too much detail that might bore you, let us discuss what a good resignation letter is all about. Resignation letters are last pieces of communication that you will have with an employer. Make them solid ones. Start off in a nice manner – it is alright to get straight to the point. Tell your employer that you are leaving and specify a date after which you will not be coming in to work. Make sure that your specified date is in sync with the company’s procedures and timelines.
In the main letter, talk about why you have to leave and that you intend to train your replacement before you leave. Write a few niceties about your time at the office. And say goodbye.
What follows is a resignation letter sample for a deputy sheriff position:
653 Hudson Ave
Sonoma, CA 90121
Lawrence @ email . com
December 9, 2015
Mr. Wayne Beck
County of Sonoma
836 France Street
Sonoma, CA 95478
Dear Mr. Beck:
I am writing to tender my resignation from my position as Deputy Sheriff for County of Sonoma. December 23 will be my last working day.
As you are aware, my wife has been struggling with lung cancer for the previous 3 years and I have been looking for alternative medication for her for almost as long. Unfortunately, the alternative medication that I have been desperately hoping to find, is not available anywhere in California. For her wellbeing, I have decided to move to Wilmington, Delaware, where I know of a healer who will be able to help her. I am hoping to find similar work, hopefully within Wilmington – I am certain that with the training that I have acquired over the years and your mentorship which further polished my skills, I will be able to find work.
Since I am in Sonoma for another month, please let me know if there is someone you would me to train in my place. I will hand over all my cases and reports to you before I leave and would appreciate it if you could expedite my leaving documents and any dues.
Thank you for providing me with this opportunity and your trust in me over the years.