For such an exciting and demanding career, you need an effective and well written cover letter and resume. The cover letter is an introductory document that provide some additional information and also to highlight your skills and experience. The best thing about these letters is they can be customized and tailored according to the company's requirement and needs.
Before you start writing your cover letter, it is important to know what it should contain.
The sample cover letter for criminal investigator will show you some important tips and guidelines to write one on your own.
Company Name and Address:
Dear Mr. / Ms. (Employer's Last Name),
I am interested to apply for the position of a criminal investigator in your department (mention the name here). I have been in this field for the last ten years and have handled a lot of complex crime investigation scene. As asked in the job post, I have enclosed my resume with this letter that will give you a detail of my work experience.
I have been a part of the territorial police forces and had been in the crime investigation department for ten years. Here my key role was to study an entire scene and include all the minute details that occurred in a crime scene and deduce what may have occurred at that time. In my ten years of service, I have solved many cases. I am a good investigator and can interview people to get evidence of the case I am working on. Before coming down to a conclusion, I make sure that I have done proper investigations and research of the case. I have a degree as a laboratory technician which is extremely important to uncover the evidence such as examining weapons, clothing samples and fingerprints. I also have a degree in criminal justice and am aware of law enforcement as well.
I would be glad if we can meet up for a follow up interview and discuss on this further. You can call me at (insert contact details) or drop me an email at (mention your email address).
Thank you for your valuable time and considering my letter.
Enclosures: Resume and Work Experience Certificates
The criminal investigator cover letter is an excellent way to show that the reader that you have the qualities and skills that is required to make you an ideal applicant for the post. The letter should generally portray you as the right applicant for the job post.