Sample Plainclothes Detective Cover Letter

When you write a plainclothes detective cover letter, be sure to tell the hiring manager your experience, expertise, and any awards you might have received for your work. This type of professional information will make a strong impression and land you an interview where you will then have the opportunity to show your portfolio. All plainclothes detective cover letters should showcase the applicant's strengths and aptitudes.

Chuck Crain
32 Hilton Court
Pleasantville, USA 56734

April 21, 2006

Detective Gary Banner
Matthews and Martin Detective Agency
89 Tenth Street
Pleasantville, USA 99999

Dear Mr. Banner:

I saw your listing on JobBankUSA.com for a plainclothes detective. I have been open to such a job for the last three months so when I saw your post, I knew I had found my niche. I have experience as a police officer as my resume indicates and I have worked as a free-lance detective for various individuals. Both kinds of responsibilities add credibility to my ability to do this job.

I am writing today, however, to ask if I might meet you for an interview some afternoon next week to discuss the possibility of my going to work for Matthews and Martin Detective Agency. I would enjoy working with other plainclothes detectives on family-related cases that don't have the high stress factor that marks the work I used to do-narcotics investigations.

Please call me at 675-980-9898 to arrange a meeting time that suits you and I'll be there with supporting documents, showing you the range and depth of cases I have worked on with success. Thank you for taking a moment to read my cover letter and consider it.


Chuck Crain

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