Sample resignation letter for law enforcement (+5 Samples)

In this blogpost, we will be detailing a few samples of “Resignation letters for law enforcement”.

Writing a “Resignation letter for law enforcement”

While writing a resignation letter for law enforcement, you will need to keep a few points in mind.

  • You will immediately need to mention your last working day at the organization and if you will be serving a notice period
  • You can then express the reason for your resignation in a polite and professional manner
  • Next, you can express your gratitude to the organization for the opportunity that you have enjoyed here

Sample 1:

June 1, 2022

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 as of July 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 any way I can make this process easier.


Mario Batali

Sample 2:

June 7, 2022

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 be terminating my employment with the Helena Police Department as of July 1, 2022.

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 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

Sample 3:

June 28, 2022

Kim Fischer

Chief of Police

Wallerton County Police Department

Wallerton, Wisconsin

Dear Chief Fischer,

I regret to inform you that I will be resigning from my position as sergeant effective on July 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 that is 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 experience 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 Wallerton County officers the best.


Duncan Torres


Wallerton County Police Department

Wallerton, Wisconsin


Sample 4:

June 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 July 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 be better suited to 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 member of the department was outstanding, and I regret the fact 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 very helpful 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

Sample 5:

City, State, Zip Code

Cell: 000-000-0000

Dear Lieutenant Bollman,

Please accept this letter as notification of my resignation from my role as part of the Chester City Police Department. My last day with the agency will be June 7, 2022. 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

Frequently asked questions:

How do you start a resignation conversation?

You can start a resignation conversation by first writing a resignation letter expressing your intent to resign. As an alternative, you can also have a word with your HR department who will guide you through the process in a a professional manner.

What should be the subject while sending a resignation letter?

The subject while sending a resignation letter should be “Resignation effective from [date]”. This will straightaway mention your intent to resign and also indicate your last day.

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