Resignation letter for a correctional officer(5 samples)

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

Writing a “Correctional officer resignation letter.”

When writing a “Correctional officer 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 job 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 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:


[Name of Manager]

[Title of Manager]

[Name of Company]

Dear [Mr./Ms. Manager]: 

Please accept this letter of resignation from the position of correctional officer, effective two weeks from today. My last day at [Company Name] will be [date].

I have accepted a position with another company that will further my growth and development in my career. 

I have enjoyed working at [Company Name] and will miss my colleagues. However, this new position will challenge my growth and further my career.

During the next two weeks, I am willing to help you in any way to make the transition as smooth as possible. 

This includes assisting in recruiting and training my replacement. Please let me know if there is anything specific that you would like me to do.

Again, it has been a pleasure working as a part of your company.

Best regards,

[Your signature]

[Your typed name]”

Sample 2:


[Name of Manager]

[Title of Manager]

[Name of Company]

Dear [Mr./Ms. Manager]:

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

I appreciate the professional development and growth from [Company Name], 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.


[Your signature]

[Your typed name]”

Sample 3:

“Isla Cisneros

City, State, Zip Code

Cell: 000-000-0000

Dear Lieutenant Bollman,

Please accept this letter as notification of my resignation from XYZ prison as a correctional officer. My last day with the agency will be April 7, 2015. I am returning to school to improve my educational standing and with the hope that I may gain a corporate security management position.

You have been a great supervisor and I only wish that we could work together for a longer period of time. Your patience as part of my injury a few years ago will never be forgotten. Many agencies would have terminated me during that time. But, you were a champion for my skills and I am very grateful. I have enjoyed this agency as if it is my family and will miss all of our department members.

I know such changes are often not easy for involved task force team members. I do not want to weigh down anyone else’s workload and am pulling together all of the notes needed to make the transition smooth. I welcome anyone from the agency calling me with any questions after my departure at or 000-000-0000.

With respect,

Thomas J. Little”

Sample 4:

“May 1, 2017

Frank Rivers


Los Angeles Prison

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 a correctional officer with the LA prison, effective as of April 1, 2017.

The birth of my daughter has changed many aspects of my life and I would like to find a position in which 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 anyway I can make this process easier.


Mario Batali”

Sample 5:

“September 7, 2017

Marsha Waters


Helena Prison

221 Breckenridge St, Helena, MT 59601

Dear Mrs. Waters,

This letter is meant to serve as a formal notice of resignation. I will be terminating my employment with the Helena Prison as of 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 Prison and I feel like it would be best if I moved on. I appreciate the opportunity you presented to me and I 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”

Frequently Asked Questions:

How do I resign as an officer?

You simply resign. Submit a written statement to the chief police informing them of your resignation and its effective date. Resigning won’t cut off anyone’s right to try and sue you for wrongful acts you committed while you were an officer.

What does unqualified resignation mean?

Unqualified resignation is when an Army officer wants to resign from active duty with an active duty service obligation. While REFRAD is when an officer leaves active duty without any debt of service, once you’re ‘free & clear’ of any ADSO.

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Correctional Officer Resignation Letter [Samples]

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