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Security officer cover letter template
Sometown, OH 55555 | (555) 555-5555 | firstname.lastname@example.org
February 5, 2018
Mr. Joseph Ming
55 Hanover St.
Sometown, OH 55555
Re: Security Officer | Advertised on Monster
Dear Mr. Ming:
As a dedicated security officer, I have served on security forces for large corporations since joining XYZ Security Consulting in 2010. Previously as a military police officer for the U.S. Marine Corps, I handled law enforcement and security guard assignments at military bases and embassies in the U.S. and overseas.
My background appears to be a strong match to your advertised opening on Monster for a security officer, and I hope to be considered for this position.
Throughout my career, I completed extensive training in weapons handling, personal protection, counter-terrorism tactics, patrol procedures and surveillance systems, and was honored with awards and commendations for exemplary service in protecting lives, property and classified assets.
- Reduced shrink 17% by strengthening undercover surveillance procedures
- Ensured the safety of high-profile clients and their guests in high-risk regions of the world
- Implemented cutting-edge technologies and CCTV systems to improve security measures
- Conducted threat assessments to mitigate risk and prevent security vulnerabilities
Working collaboratively with law enforcement agencies and security personnel, I am dedicated to serving my clients with excellence. My credentials include certification from the Ohio Police Officer Training Academy and licensure to carry a concealed handgun.
Please call me at (555) 555-5555 to set up an interview. Thank you.
A am interested in applying for the vacant position advertised in the (name of publication) for night watch security guard at (name of establishment).
I have been working at (current place of employment) for (X) years but am currently looking to find work much closer to home.
I live at (address) which is just a short (X) minute (walk/bus ride) away, making it easier to come into work for last minute shift changes and such.
I am extremely observant and aware of what goes on around me, constantly looking out for anything which might be out of the ordinary or people coming to cause trouble or distractions. I have also had experience dealing with clients who have had a little too much to drink and as a result can become obnoxious and unruly.
I know how to calm people down and make them feel understood in these moments of disruption which can so often turn into something much more serious.
I believe that being able to halt a potentially volatile situation from starting is important.
I have enclosed my Resume with details of the Security Guard Certification that I hold, my license details and further training that I have completed.
I will call in a few days to follow up this letter, I would like to thank you in advance for your time and I hope very much to be able to meet you and discuss this opportunity further.