A security guard’s cover letter creates a solid base for an enclosed resume as it tells the employer what a candidate could bring to an organization. Remember, an employer goes through many applications and if your cover letter is attractive, they may shortlist your job application.


A customized and targeted cover letter is necessary for every job application or resume you send for a security guard job. It introduces you and your passion, showcases your communication and interpersonal skills, and allows you a great chance to be noticed.


Build your security guard resume before cover letter. Once you have a resume in front of you, it will be much easier to find out your most relevant capabilities and put them on your cover letter. While you can send a similar resume to different employers, your cover letter will be completely different based on the type requirements of employer.


Security Guard Cover Letter Sample 1


Dereck Jackson
325 T. 8th Street
New Castle, DE 11201
(000) 987-3454
jack @ email . com

August 23, 2015

Mr. Terrence Dole
Manager Human Resources
US Security Associates
9182 Holly Drive
New Castle, DE 10923


Dear Mr. Dole:

“Guards are not peace officers”. This is ingrained in every individual’s mind who dares to venture on training for a guard position. However, I beg to differ. While I take my training as a guard seriously, I do believe in going the extra mile to build up on this very responsible role.

As my accompanying resume clearly indicates, my professional qualifications and personal strengths reveal high-end security management qualities, by virtue of commitment, integrity, trust and insight when dealing with adversities.

Below is a brief overview of what I can bring to US Security Associates:

• Broad experience: Ten years of competent, reliable and trustworthy service to protect, preserve and safeguard site personnel and physical assets.

• Commitment to excellence: High energy individual with proven track record of conducting patrol of assigned territories and ensure compliance with regulations and codes.

• Articulate, confident and precise: Excellent communication abilities that facilitate coworkers’ work processes.

I am confident that your need for a meticulous security guard ends here. I would welcome the opportunity to demonstrate how I can benefit your organization by meeting with you in person. I will call your office after a few days to arrange an interview on a date that is convenient to your calendar.

Thank you for your time and consideration.



Dereck Jackson

Attached: Resume


Security Guard Cover Letter Sample 2


John Doe

21 Example 8th Street ♦ Jacksonville, FL 32298
(999) 666-6668 ♦ [Email]

August 23, 2015

Mr. Jerry Brown
Personnel Manager
SEC Security
3269 Example Street
Jacksonville, FL 36629


Dear Mr. Brown:

I am sending my resume in response to your need of a Security Guard at SEC Security. My expertise in monitoring and patrolling, and ability to take appropriate safety measures make me a great candidate for this position. Utilizing my keen eye and quick decision making skills, I would be able to contribute effectively to the SEC Security.

My diverse experiences in public safety arena has polished my protective, preventative and safety skills and provided me with a thorough understanding of potential threats. The proficiency which I developed through experiences to perform patrolling duties and handling emergency situations will be a definite asset for SEC Security. I have strong knowledge of all popular alarm systems and possess the ability to operate them accordingly.

Some of my most relevant areas of expertise include; performing safety inspections, directing traffic, and investigating and reporting any suspicious actions. With a deep understanding of all kinds of security procedures and protocols, I am eager to handle undesired conduct and potential violations and maintain order in the assigned premises.

As a proactive and vigilant security professional, I’d welcome the opportunity to discuss this position with you further. I will call you next week to set up an interview at the time of your convenience. Please feel free to call me at (999) 666-6668 if you need any further information regarding my qualifications and credentials.

Thank you very much for your consideration. I look forward to hearing from you soon.



John Doe

Enc. Resume