Patrol Sergeant Cover Letter

Dear Mr. Sheldon,

I am writing to submit my resume for the Police Sergeant position open within the Patrol Division. As you are aware I have worked for five years as a detective and have the experience needed for promotion to the Sergeant role. Including the detective experience I have now been on the force for nine years as well as have a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice.

I have been successful in my current role both in terms of crime scene investigation as well as community-building. I also have the strong interpersonal skills needed for relationship-building with officers and the public. My excellent leadership abilities allow me terrific oversight of newer detectives and routine officers under my command. My experience makes mea good candidate for the Police Sergeant job. My skills make me a good fit for this role. I regularly cover for the current Police Sergeant in performing all of the roll call duties when he is away.

A review of my resume and record should make it obvious that I am the correct choice for the Police Sergeant job. Please check with my fellow officers as they tell you I should receive this promotion. I look forward to speaking with you.


Henry Mortimer

David P. Adams
169 Sparks Street
Philadelphia, PA
H: (580) 444-5972
M: (580) 444-9681

February 17, 20XX

Peter Yohan
Chief of Police
Bexley Police Department
2712 Columbus Avenue,
Bexley, OH 43205

Dear Chief Yohan:

As a current Lead Detective with the Bexley Police Department, I would like to be considered for the position of Police Sergeant. The enclosed application materials will provide you with details of my experience, training, and capabilities.

As you will note, I have nearly 15 years of experience in law enforcement. I have enforced laws and ordinances, protected life and property, conducted criminal investigations, and testified in court cases. My background also includes supervising police and patrol officers, serving as field training officers, and making numerous public speaking presentations in the community. Additionally, I possess an A.A.S. Degree in Police Science.

Among my strengths are excellent organizational abilities and strong leadership skills. Combined with my dependability and dedication, these qualities should enable me to continue making valuable contributions to the Bexley Police Department.

I would appreciate a chance to meet with you to discuss your needs and objectives and how I may contribute toward them.

Thank you for your time and consideration.


David P. Adams

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