Cover Letter for Probation Officer

Probation officers are the court officers who play a major role in the U.S. legal system. They are responsible to ensure public safety by closely and carefully monitoring and supervising the behavior of convicts on probation. The trial period to the offenders is usually granted by the court, military authorities and the U. S. Parole Commission.

Tips to Write Cover Letter

Probation cover letter is meant to offer a brief introduction of the writer to the employer. It is used to excite the readers to take out a few moments and read through the resume. It has three parts like any other letter namely introduction, body paragraph, and concluding paragraph.

Sample Cover Letter

Alan Franklin
1950 Lakewood Drive
Far Lawn, NJ 7420
(222) 878-4125

August 26, 2013

Mr. Sam Donald
US Probation Office
1086 Virginia Street
Bridgeview, IL 60455

Re: Application for the position of Probation Officer

Dear Mr. Donald,

A friend of mine and ex-employee of yours has told me about a possible vacancy of Probation Officer at your office. With a bachelor's degree in criminal justice and four years experience of serving in correction, I believe to be suitable for the available position. With this conviction, I am applying my candidature for the same.

I have gained enough experience for the last four years in running background checks on offenders, collecting family history and environment details, making analysis and submitting reports. During this period, I have helped in reformation of many prisoners thereby giving them a way to be accepted by the society.

I am physically, mentally, and emotionally strong and can perform duties for long hours. I am also versed in monitoring and enforcing community services as ordered by the court. I have also dealt with people who have broken the probation and offered court revaluation.

I have included my resume with this cover letter to let you know more about my employment history. I would love to work for your office and do my best to help reformed people. Please contact me at (222) 878-4125 whenever you feel convenient to.


Alan Franklin

Enclosure: resume

The body paragraph as said in the tips can have more than two paragraphs as long as the entire content of the letter is accommodated on one single page.

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