Sample Jail Guard Cover Letter

A jail guard cover letter focuses on the applicant's ability to guard incarcerated individuals while behind bars. Such a person will be in charge of a jail cell or prison floor and may be asked to transport prisoners from one area to another. All jail guard cover letters should include vital information regarding this work so applicants will be called for interviews that result in jobs.

Wilbur Presland
456 Blue Sky Drive
Centerville, USA 34576

July 15, 2006

Mr. Frank Seither,
Hiring Manager
Libertyville County Jail
546 Lawson Street
Libertyville, USA 78956

Dear Mr. Seither:

I spent the last few weeks checking out employment opportunities in the law enforcement profession on JobBankUSA.com. Today I was pleased to find your recent posting for a jail guard-a position I held while living in Coon's Burrow, Kentucky. I have experience working with a team of jail guards, as well, as I helped train them. Currently, I am looking for this kind of work in your city, closer to where I now live.

May I meet with you in person to discuss what you expect from the people you hire to guard prisoners in jail?

Please call me at 456-777-8989 to set up a date and time that works for you. I'm hopeful that you will select me to fill the opening for a jail guard at the Libertyville County Jail. Thanks so much for your time and for reading my cover letter and resume.


Wilbur Presland

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