Desiring the opportunity to interview in person for a Police officer position with your agency, I thank you in advance for your time and consideration.
I am pleased to present my resume to you for consideration as a Police Officer with the (Name of the agency). I possess a (type of degree if applicable) from (name the college) and passed (the name of police academy) on (date). (If you don't have a degree or academy training, focus on your life long desire to be a police officer. Add any experience that you have that may be applicable) Having the desire to provide for the protection of citizens and guests in (name of town), I look forward to discussing this great opportunity with you at your convenience.
As my resume will demonstrate, my educational training (and work experience if applicable) has been geared toward using a common sense approach to enforcing the laws and aiding those in need. Throughout my formal training, I have been given ample opportunities to prepare to (gear it to the job), As a result, I feel genuinely prepared to provide the needed level of service in a professional, courteous and complete manner. I have 5 years with the (name of police agency) and have received advanced training in (accident reconstruction, traffic control, handling mentally ill individuals, whatever training that you have) and I am certain that I could put this training and experience to good use, as well as be a valuable asset to your agency.
My greatest strengths include a strong desire to help those in need, and to fairly and equally enforce the laws of the state as well as county and local ordinances, both professionally and fairly, for the safety of the general public.
I am confident that I will be an asset to your agency. I look forward to meeting with you to discuss your departmental goals and how I can help you achieve them as a Police Officer. Thank you !
This is one basic layout of a cover letter for Police Officers. You can adapt it and put it into your own words. I just wanted to give you an idea of what a cover letter for these agencies may look like.
On this sample police officer cover letter, it is short and to the point. The first line, a bold type introduction is intended to make your cover letter stand out. You can change the wording but remember, the idea is to get noticed!