Police resignation letters(5 samples)

This blog post will show you samples of “police resignation letters.”

Writing a “police resignation letter.”

When writing a “police resignation letter,” these are some of the things that you need to keep in mind.

  • The first step is to tell your employer about leaving the police force and the final work date. Keep it short as the essential part of the letter is the last date of your work.
  • Indicate the reason you are leaving your police job. It would be best to be polite as you will leave a positive impression on your employer. Maintain your composure when drafting the letter.
  • Finally, thank your employer for the position and the opportunities you have enjoyed during your work period.
  • Ensure you proofread your letter before sending it to your employer. You can send the letter to your family and friend to check for grammatical errors.

Sample 1:

“May 1, 2017

Frank Rivers


Los Angeles Police Department

100 West 1st Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Dear Mr. Rivers,

I am writing to you today to inform you that I will be ending my employment as an officer with the LAPD, effective on April 1, 2017.

The birth of my daughter has changed many aspects of my life, and I would like to find a position where I have more time to spend with her and my wife. My family is grateful for the support you and the entire staff have given us these past few years; however, it is time for us to move on.

Don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or if there is any way I can make this process easier.


Mario Batali”

Sample 2:

“September 7, 2017

Marsha Waters


Helena Police Department

221 Breckenridge St, Helena, MT 59601

Dear Mrs. Waters,

This letter is meant to serve as a formal notice of resignation. I will terminate my employment with the Helena Police Department on October 1, 2017.

I have had nothing but a positive experience working as an officer. Unfortunately, I no longer have the time to invest in the Helena Police Department, and I feel it would be best if I moved on. I appreciate the opportunity you presented and am sincerely grateful for everything you have done.

Thank you for giving me a chance. I wish you and the other officers of the Helena Police Department nothing but the best.


Chandler Parsons”

Sample 3:

“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 can work will be November 2, 2017.

There are many reasons why I am choosing to terminate my employment. Still, mainly my decision is based on the fact that I have been allowed 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:

“January 28, 2021

Kim Fischer

Chief of Police

Walkerton County Police Department

Walkerton, Wisconsin

Dear Chief Fischer,

I regret to inform you that I will resign as sergeant effective February 27, 2021.

It has been a privilege to serve with you and all the other officers in this department, but my family’s needs make it necessary to move out of the county. As you know, my son requires intensive medical care unavailable in this area. I feel very fortunate to have worked with such a dedicated team of officers, and this experience has given me skills and knowledge that will prove valuable throughout my career.

If there is any way I can make this transition more efficient, please let me know. I am ready to provide training to whichever officer takes over my current responsibilities. Thank you again, and I wish you and all the Walkerton County officers the best.


Duncan Torres


Walkerton County Police Department

Walkerton, Wisconsin”

Sample 5:

“January 12, 2022

Janet Shostakovitch


Bloomingdale Police Department

Bloomingdale, Missouri



Dear Chief King,

Please accept this notice of my resignation from the position of captain at the Bloomingdale Police Department. My last day with the department will be February 10, 2022.

While I value my time with this department, I am stepping down to pursue a career in corporate security. I believe this career change will better suit my skills and allow me to spend more time with my spouse and children. The support that I have received from you and every other department member was outstanding, and I regret that I will no longer be working with this talented and dedicated group of professionals.

If I can help train Lieutenant Flores to take over my responsibilities, I am more than willing to do so. If possible, it would be beneficial to receive a reference from you, as I’m sure it would be valuable to future employers. Thank you again; I wish you all the BPD staff the best.


Janet Shostakovitch”

Frequently Asked Questions:

What is the resignation procedure in the police force?

You should give at least a three-week notice if you want to resign. Give the resignation letter to the sheriff or chief of police; send the letter through the chain of command.

Why are police allowed to resign before being fired?

It saves the reputation of the agency and the massive costs of “proving” a case against the officer. Also, an officer may choose to resign before being fired to prevent a bad record. Hence they will be able to apply for police work in the future.

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