Resume Cover Letter

Police Officer Cover Letter

This applicant without law-enforcement experience wanted to become a Police Officer. The second, third, and fourth paragraphs explain why he considers himself qualified for a position.

Sample Police Officer Cover Letter

Paul Smith
2365 S Mayfield Ave • Chicago, IL 60652 • Cell: (123)-555-1234

February 3, 2010

Hiring Agent, Title
Company Name

Dear Hiring Manager:

Perhaps you are seeking a promising Police Officer with strong analytical abilities who is motivated by challenge and has a large capacity for growth. As a self-confident individual with a commanding presence and excellent interpersonal skills, I believe I offer the right combination of skills and traits to be just that person.

As you can see from my enclosed resume, I have accumulated two years of professional experience since earning my degree. In my current position in the Consumer Affairs group of a major pharmaceutical company, I have the opportunity to serve both internal and external clients. Always exercising good judgment, I have demonstrated the ability to deal effectively with people from all backgrounds, earning their trust and respect. Often faced with frustrated or angry callers, my record shows that I am able to respond in a calm manner, defusing tensions through patient, but persuasive, discussions.

While in college, I was a member of the Corp of Cadets, a full-time ROTC leadership program. Coming from a family of Police Officers and firefighters, the disciplined, regimented lifestyle suited me well, and by senior year, I was second-in-charge to a group of 50 junior cadets. An advocate of giving back to the community, I was also a frequent volunteer for numerous service activities.

Among the strengths I offer, you will find that I am proactive, observant, disciplined and thorough. I am also known as a team player with excellent communication skills who works hard to get the job done. These are traits that have served me well in the past, and I am confident they can be put to good use on your police force as well.

I would be pleased to have the opportunity to discuss future employment and look forward to speaking with you. Feel free to contact me at the address and phone number listed below.

Thank you for your consideration.


Paul Smith


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