Sample Correctional Officer Cover Letter

When writing a correctional officer cover letter make sure you tell the hiring manager your experience guarding prisoners in transit between jail and courtroom, prison or other destination. All correctional officer cover letters that include such these details are sure to garner attention and result in a meeting for the job hunter.

Ernest Hopper
789 Ninth Avenue
Topside, USA 90465

November 13, 2006

Mr. Sylvester Polk,
Hiring Manager
Morrisville Corrections Facility
85 Phillips Street
Any Where, USA 99999

Dear Mr. Polk:

Your posting on JobBankUSA.com for a correctional officer caught my attention. Therefore, I'm writing this cover letter to apply for this position. I have worked as a custodian, a jailer, and a deputy sheriff in Hollow Cliff for the past ten years.

I believe I am well qualified to fill this opening and to do a good job of working with other correctional officers at your facility. I'm experienced at guarding prisoners enroute from courtroom to jail and have never had a mishap in all my years of employment in this field.

If you'd like to meet in person to discuss this position, just name the day and time and I'll arrange to be there. You can reach me afternoons and evenings at 888-888-8888 to confirm. Thank you for your time.


Ernest Hopper

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