Law Enforcement Letter of Resignation (+5 Samples)

In this blog post, we will describe how to write a law enforcement letter of resignation. You will also find some sample letters of this kind to refer to.

Writing a Law Enforcement Letter of Resignation

Here are some important steps to keep in mind when writing a law enforcement letter of resignation:

  • Notify your chief
  • Discuss your reason for resignation
  • Write your letter
  • Proofread and edit the letter
  • Submit your letter
  • Finish your duties
  • Hand in your badge and gun

Sample 1: Law Enforcement Letter of Resignation

“John Smith


123 Road, St., New York NY 11121

June 1st, 2019

Millopis State Police Department

Sarah Doe

Chief of Police

123 Business Road, New York NY 11121

Dear Chief Doe —

With a heavy heart, I must resign from my position as a police officer and law enforcement officer two weeks from today’s date. Unfortunately, the recent increase in crime has led me to make a difficult decision for my family. I’ve been a physical victim of a few criminal acts, and I’ve decided it’s time to pursue a new career.

I’m here to help assist in training a new trainee. Or to assist in transitioning all of my hours to another officer who is willing to take over my shifts. It has been an honor to work alongside officers like yourself. And I will be missing the 1st Precinct every day of my life.

I wish everyone at the Millopis State Police Department a safe and happy journey moving forward.



Sample 2: Law Enforcement Letter of Resignation

“Full Name



City, State, Zip Code

Phone Number

Email Address

Today’s Date

Name of Superior


Name of Precinct


City, State, Zip Code

Dear Mr./Ms. Name of Superior:

This is to inform you that I have accepted a position in another precinct. Therefore, I would like to offer my resignation dated [date].

I appreciate the professional development and growth from [Name of Precinct], and in particular, from you. Your mentoring support has encouraged me, and I hope that we will continue our relationship as I move forward in my career.

I wish you continued growth and success in the future.



Full Name”

Sample 3: Law Enforcement Letter of Resignation

“October 9, 2017

Carrie Langstrom


Michigan State Police Department

Hart-Montague Bicycle Trail Park, 3793 W Polk Rd, Hart, MI 49420

Dear Ms. Langstrom

I regret to inform you that I have decided to leave the MSPD and pursue a new career path. The last day I’m able to work will be the 2nd of November, 2017.

There are many reasons why I am choosing to terminate my employment, but mainly my decision is based on the fact that I have been given an opportunity to take over the family business now that my father has retired.

I wish you and the rest of the MSPD staff all the best.


Don Donaldson”

Sample 4: Law Enforcement Letter of Resignation

“[Mention the date]

[Mention the name of the recipient]

[Mention the name of the organization]

[Mention the address of the organization]

Dear [Mention the name of the recipient],

I would request you to kindly take this letter as my formal notice of resignation. Please note that [Mention the date] will be my last date of service at [Mention the name of the organization] as a [Mention your current designation]. 

I was really happy with my position, and serving this organization for the past [Mention the number of years] has been nothing less than a blessing for me. I was able to enforce some important laws and administrative regulations and this included apprehension authority or detainment. I was able to serve the people of my country through this position and I am really glad that I could be of some help to the ones who needed me. The staff members were also very friendly, supportive, and kind to me during my service.

Overall, I can proudly say that I have had nothing but a positive experience working here. Being an officer of [Mention the name of the organization] is truly a matter of great pride. Unfortunately, I recently discovered that my father is terminally ill, the doctor has diagnosed him with [Mention the name of the disease] and so it will no longer be possible for me to continue with my job here. He needs me by his side and it’s high time I believe that I should be there for him.

I really appreciate the opportunity that you presented to me and I can’t thank you enough for all that you have done for me. I hope you will understand my situation.

I wish you and the other officers of [Mention the name of the organization] nothing but the best for your future accomplishments and I am truly sorry for the inconvenience that my sudden decision would cause. Please do let me know if I can be of any help to you, till the time I am here. I will be glad to do that.


[Mention your full name]”

Sample 5: Law Enforcement Letter of Resignation

“Dear Mr. Calhoun,

I feel great pride in my work here in the 6th Precinct, but I regretfully inform you that I plan to resign from my position. I plan to continue my career in a different precinct, in which I can be better suited to my family’s current needs. Please speak with Sergeant Johnson, my former leading officer, to learn any more details. I wish you and the 6th Precinct the best of luck and look back fondly on my time here as an officer.

I’m willing to help you with this transition period, including working the following two weeks until my resignation date, which I plan to be Monday, April 6, 2021. I’m also ready to help with any other steps you may require, such as working with your new hire, to prepare them for their new duties in this department.

Thank you for all the help you’ve given me over the years, and let me know if there’s anything I can do to help.


Sally Herbert”

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