Security Guard Cover Letter Samples

Updated on June 27, 2019

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 gives you a great chance to show your enthusiasm.


While you can send a similar resume to different employers, your cover letter needs to be fully customized based on the type requirements of the employer.

See the following sample cover letters for a Security Guard Cover Resume.




See also: Security Guard Cover Letter No Experience

Security Guard Cover Letter Sample 1


Dereck Jackson
325 8th Street
New Castle, DE 11201
(000) 987-3454

June 27, 2019

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


Dear Mr. Dole:

Your job posting for a Security Guard fits my qualifications and skills, and I am writing to express my interest in the position. Ten years of experience and countless incidents requiring skills in monitoring, screening, and controlling access to facilities, make me an excellent choice to work at this position in your company.

I always go well and beyond the call of duty to make sure that people and property are protected from all internal and external sources. This talent is what has made me a popular choice to hire, for companies that value dedication and hard work.

Assisting in enforcing rules and regulations by monitoring access and egress points, and logging all incoming and outgoing traffic is my niche. Moreover, I have been the primary source of assistance during four incidents (at my present place of work), which required immediate attention and intervention, making me the “go to” person when a crises security situation arises.

As an individual who can work well under pressure, and possesses exceptional organizational skills, you will be delighted to have me on the team. I would like to further build upon this, ideally in a face to face meeting with you, to arrange which, I will contact you after the weekend. Until then, please call me if you require any additional information regarding my suitability for a security guard position at your organization.

Thank you for your time and consideration. I look forward to hearing from you.




Dereck Jackson
(000) 124-5421
Attachment: Resume


Security Guard Cover Letter Sample 2


John Doe
21 Dale Street, Jacksonville, FL 32298
(000) 804-8547 

June 27, 2019

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 for a Security Guard at SEC Security. My expertise in monitoring and patrolling, and ability to take appropriate safety measures make me an excellent candidate for this position. Utilizing my keen eye and quick decision-making skills, I would be able to contribute to the SEC Security efficiently.

My diverse experiences in the public safety arena have 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 emergencies 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 (000) 804-8547 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


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