Cover letter for a security officer (5 samples)

This article will list samples of “cover letters for a security officer.”

Examples of security officer cover letters

When applying for a security officer position, your cover letter is an opportunity for you to tell your story, without being stuck in the formatting constraints of the resume. The best format for writing a cover letter is as follows:

  • Address the employer with a formal salutation. For example, “Dear/Hello (name of the recipient).” If you do not know the recipient’s name, you can refer to them as the hiring manager.
  • The next step is to state the position you are applying for and how you found the opening. 
  • Make a brief statement about why you’re interested in the position. Write a paragraph about why you are the perfect candidate for the job.
  • State your skills and work experience. Ensure your skills and experiences are similar to the job position. When highlighting skills, provide the accomplishment you have achieved. 
  • Conclude your letter with a forward-looking statement. For example, “I look forward to discussing the position further.”

Sample 1: “Security officer cover letter”

“Shayna Booker

City, State, Zip Code

Home : 000-000-0000 Cell: 000-000-0000

Dear Mr. Brewer,

I am writing to apply for the Security Officer position with Bedford Corporation. I have three years of security experience with increasing responsibility and enjoy the work very much. Currently, I am employed as a Security Officer with the Oakdale Mall where my primary duties include observing for suspicious behavior detaining shoppers who have been caught in illegal activity and keeping records of events. I am organized honest and observant.

My excellent physical condition allows me to work on my feet for an entire shift with ease. I have an established relationship with local law enforcement due to my experience working as a security officer. My diligence and professionalism have earned me praise both from local officers and from current supervisors. I would like the opportunity to bring that same level of stellar work to the Security Officer position with your company.

I am confident that I am a candidate that will stand out from the rest. Please contact me at the email or phone number provided at your earliest convenience to arrange a time to talk in person. I welcome the opportunity to talk to you and thank you very much for your hiring consideration for the Security Officer position with Bedford Corporation.


Shayna Booker”

Sample 2: “Security officer cover letter”

“Mar 30, 2021

Hiring Manager’s Name

341 Company Address

Palo Alto, CA, 94301


Dear [Hiring Manager’s Name],

I’m an experienced security officer with a knack for enhancing safety everywhere I work. I’m excited to apply for the [Position Title] at [Company Name] and would relish the opportunity to enhance your company’s security.

Throughout my nearly decade-long career, I’ve honed my crisis management and investigative capabilities, developing and putting into practice the leadership skills required for your open position. In my current job as a Security Officer at Silicon Valley Bank, I’m responsible for directing the organization’s physical security efforts, including organizing my team’s schedule and liaising with upper management.

Some of my key achievements include the following:

  • I reduced safety incidents by 50% during my time at Silicon Valley Bank via instituting changes to the company’s security processes and introducing new technology
  • In 1 year as a Security Officer for Sharp Solutions Inc., I cut security breaches by 45%
  • I received a travel bonus for “Performance Excellence” in consecutive years

In addition to delivering quantifiable results, I’m equipped with essential soft skills. My superiors have often complimented me on being an excellent communicator, and I’m fluent in both English and Spanish.

I truly appreciate the time and energy you’ve spent reviewing my resume and cover letter. I look forward to discussing the details of my application with you soon. Please feel free to contact me at (123) 456-7890 or at your convenience.


Your Name”

Sample 3: “Security officer cover letter”

“Dear Ms. Thorton:

Upon learning of Blue Host Systems’need for a Security Officer, I felt compelled to submit the enclosed resume. With more than seven years of experience in maintaining optimal public and property security, I am well positioned to exceed your expectations for this position.

My background includes patrolling assigned areas to identify suspicious behaviors, respond to alarms/alerts, and ensure full premises safety. From communicating with visitors regarding rules and regulations to conducting test fire/evacuation alarm drills, my proven success excelling within high-pressure environments prepares me to make a positive impact on your company.

Highlights of my background include the following:

Providing vigilant physical security, access control, and emergency response at various facilities to ensure a safe and secure environment for both employees and visitors.

Patrolling parking lots, warehouses, and office buildings to fully protect merchandise, property, and assets while escalating incidents to authorities as necessary.

Utilizing video surveillance software systems to monitor properties for trespassing/unauthorized entry and questionable activities.

Gaining a reputation for excellent communication skills and a solid work ethic.

With my background and my proven skill set, I am ready to provide outstanding security service for your company. I look forward to discussing the position with you in further detail. Thank you for your consideration.


Keith C. Liner”

Sample 4: “Security officer cover letter”

“[Full Name]

[Physical Address]

[Telephone Number]

[Email Address]


Re: Application for the position of security officer.

Dear [Recipient’s title and last name],

I am writing to apply for the position of security officer as advertised [on/in where you saw the advertisement]. My experience as a [the relevant field] and ability to [#1 skill] and [#2 skill] perfectly fit the advertised position’s requirements. I would appreciate it if you would give serious consideration to my application for the position of security officer at [business’s name].

I have [the name of the required license / training / certificate] and/or [number] years of experience as a security officer. As per the requirements for the position at [business], you will notice in my resume that I [mention skills, competencies, or experiences that answer directly to the requirements listed in the job posting].

In my previous role as a security officer at [business], I [discuss your core responsibilities]. In [year], I [talk about a major accomplishment]. Experience has taught me to [what have you learned].

I am thrilled to be applying to [business] because I admire your [name two or three things you know about the business in general that you like]. I believe that my commitment to the highest standards of service and accountability as a security officer will be of the greatest benefit to [business].

Please find my resume attached. Feel free to contact me via email or phone call if I can be of any further assistance.

Thank you for taking the time to consider my application. I look forward to hearing from you.


[Your Name]”

Sample 5: “Security officer cover letter”

“Cody Fredrickson

(123) 456-7891

May 1, 2018

Dear Hiring Manager,

I’m excited to apply for the Security Officer position at Retail Ocean. As a state-certified Security Officer, I have the training and credentials required to work and excel as a Security Officer at Retail Ocean. Before obtaining my Security Officer certification, I worked as a retail sales associate at a major department store. That experience has given me a working knowledge of the operations in retail environments. I enjoy helping people feel safe, and I know that customer safety is a top priority at Retail Ocean.

While serving in the United States military, I gained valuable training, skills and experience in security operations. I also had practice in written and verbal communication. One evening, while patrolling my assigned area, I observed two individuals without the proper identification, loading items from a storage unit into a truck. I kept the individuals under surveillance and alerted law enforcement. I was later recognized for being instrumental in their arrest and preventing the theft of $20,000 worth of company supplies. I look forward to using my observation skills as a valuable member of Retail Ocean.

Three years of experience as a military police officer and two years of experience as a retail sales associate provided me with the knowledge necessary to work as a Security Officer at Retail Ocean. I completed the security-officer training program at Longford Tech and became state certified. I also have a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Green Valley State. I am accustomed to working shift work, and I’m available to work any shift.

Thank you for your time and consideration. I welcome the opportunity to discuss my qualifications and experience for the position of Security Officer at Retail Ocean.


Cody Fredrickson”

Frequently Asked Questions: Examples of security officer cover letters

How do you say no experience but willing?

For example, “I don’t have managerial experience, but I was allowed to take the lead on various projects where I delegated tasks to other co-workers and received specified results.”

Do I need a cover letter for a security officer position?

Yes. A cover letter increases the chances of you getting hired; it sets you apart from other candidates with similar backgrounds and resumes.

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