Police officer cover letter

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Police officer cover letter

It takes a winning combination of talent and valor to serve the public as a police officer, and you want to make sure you stand out in your field. To be considered for top police officer jobs, your cover letter must demonstrate your skills and experience, as well as your passion for working with people. For writing tips, view this sample cover letter for a police officer, or download the police officer cover letter template in Word. 

Jobs for police officers are projected to grow by 7% (or 53,400 jobs) from 2016 through 2026, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). You'll find the highest level of employment for this job in the following states: CaliforniaTexasNew YorkFlorida, and Illinois; and in the following metropolitan areas: New York CityLos AngelesChicagoHouston, and Washington D.C.

As a police officer, you can expect to earn a median wage of $61,050 per year, or $29.35 per hour, according to the BLS.

Additionally, you can look for police officer jobs on Monster.

Police officer cover letter template

 

Brenda Ames
55 River Rd., Sometown, CO 55555 | (555) 555-5555 | ba@somedomain.com


November 8, 2017

Mr. Matthew Richards
HR Manager
City of Sometown
5 City Hall Ave.
Sometown, CO 55555

Re: Police Officer, advertised on Monster

Dear Mr. Richards:

I was interested to read City of Sometown’s posting on Monster for an entry-level police officer. For as long as I can remember I’ve wanted to pursue a career in law enforcement, and the opportunity to serve and protect within my hometown community is my dream job.

Here’s why I am a strong candidate for this position:

Training & Credentials: After graduating top of my class from XYZ Law Enforcement Academy to earn my Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) certification, I pursued an AAS in law enforcement from XYZ Community College. Last month I earned my degree with honors, along with CPR and first aid certifications. As a result of this training, I offer a solid foundation in police fundamentals such as:

  • Police Patrol Procedures
  • Criminal Investigations
  • Crime Scene Preservation
  • Evidence Collection
  • Principles of Criminal Justice
  • Weapons and Firearms Handling
  • Interview and Interrogation Techniques
  • Street Survival Techniques
  • Emergency Response
  • Arrest Control Techniques
  • Legal Search and Seizure
  • Law Enforcement Driving

Physically Fit: An avid fitness enthusiast, I participate in marathons and incorporate weight training and kickboxing into my routine. These activities have prepared me for the physical rigors of police patrolling, safely restraining/subduing combative individuals and performing emergency rescue and response work.

Community-Minded: As a native of Sometown, I am deeply committed to the welfare of the community. After graduating from Sometown High School, I stayed active in my local church and Kiwanis Club. These close community ties will assist in fostering positive relationships and furthering police-community goodwill.

To schedule a meeting, please feel free to call (555) 555-5555 or email ba@somedomain.com. Thank you.

Sincerely,

Brenda Ames
Enclosure: Résumé

 

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