One of the biggest mistakes that entry level candidates make is to restate their resume while writing a security officer cover letter. A resume already has information regarding a candidate’s qualifications and work experience and that information does not need to be repeated – it will make your job application non-professional. What you do need to write your accomplishments and skills in a cover letter that you have acquired during your education, volunteer work or internship.

The following cover letter sample for entry level security officer will assist you obtaining your career objectives.


Security Officer Cover Letter with No Experience


88 N 33rd Street
Laramie, WY 74558

February 16, 2015

Mr. Brent Wood
Hiring Manager
Apex Guards
72 E 12th Street
Laramie, WY 12092


Dear Mr. Wood:

Having seen your advertisement for a Security Officer position in The News Daily last Sunday, I would like to offer my services for the same. I am a high school graduate with extensive security training from Acme Security School in Laramie.

My physical strengths and the ability to judge any altercation in an environment that may lead to conflict were two of the main reasons for me to acquire a distinction in training school. During the two years that I have spent in training, I have gained knowledge and related skills in carrying out security operations and procedures in accordance to prescribed rules and regulations. I rely heavily on my ability to interact effectively at various social levels and across diverse cultures which is indicative of my being able to work well in an environment that poses threats of conflict and to manage it appropriately.

My resume is enclosed herewith which will provide you with more details regarding my skills and trainings. I look forward to meeting with you in person and will call your office next week to get a date of formal interview. I can be contacted on 888-999-6666 if you need to talk to me.

Thank you for your time and consideration.




Derek Todd

Enc. Resume