Detention Officer Cover Letter Sample

Updated on: June 25, 2022

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Detention Officer Cover Letter Example

Rayan Redford
(000) 352-6521
rayan @ email. com

June 25, 2022

Mr. Ray Harris
Hiring Manager
Bethpage Detention Center
6252 Beth Way
Bethpage, NY 46465

Dear Mr. Harris:

I am very eager to work for Bethpage Detention Center in the capacity of Detention Officer. My hands-on detention experience and criminal justice insight make me an excellent contender for this role.

With considerable experience working in high-security detention facilities for 9 years, I am familiar with the many aspects of facility and inmate handling that need to be managed. I am not only well versed with inmate induction and security processes but can also manage them flawlessly. In addition to this, I can communicate clearly and effectively with inmates, resulting in them understanding and respecting facility rules and regulations.

I have spent the last 3 years working in a high security detention facility which housed inmates who were given time for heinous crimes. In spite of this being one of the most challenging times of my professional life, I came out shining with not one untoward incident transpiring that could not be handled by me in an effective manner.

One of my greatest achievements is effectively locating an escaped inmate who was hiding within the vicinity of the facility where he was jailed. Going the extra mile, I made it possible to locate and apprehend him before he could leave the jurisdiction. In light of this, I also took measures to beef up the security of the facility, making sure that future incidents like these do not transpire.

If you would like to know more about my achievements and skills (and my suitability to work as a detention officer at your office), I suggest we should meet in person. You can contact me at (000) 352-6521 if any further information required.

Thank you for your time and consideration.


Rayan Redford

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