What is a private investigator cover letter? Talking about its form, it can be defined as a one page job application for people pursuing this profession. If we speak about its objective, then we may fall short of words to explain the importance of a cover letter because it is more than just a piece of paper. It acts as your representative and thus needs to be a perfect depiction of your professional image.
A private investigator (PI) is an individual who assists his employer in investigation of a particular case. He investigates into a case from different perspectives and presents a detailed report with the accurate information collected about a particular person, incident, or a crime including cyber crime.
How to write a Private Investigator Cover Letter
There is a specific format that is used to write a private investigator cover letter. It includes name and contact details of the sender and addressee, reference (applicable if an existing employee informs about the job to the sender), introduction of the sender, a brief of qualifications of the sender, technical proficiency, soft skills, conclusion and signature. This is the chronology of different sections of a cover letter. Now to explain you how to arrange the details in this format, we shall provide samples of private investigator cover letter.
Samuel R. Smith
4600, Lighthouse Drive
Date: November 17, 2011
Barbara J. Atkinson
Human Resource Department
Hernandez Investigation Agency
2569, Howard Street
Dear Ms. Atkinson,
I came to know about the ongoing hiring of private investigators for your new investigation agency in Houston through your website. I have been working as an independent private investigator for a few months and now would like to join your organization as it holds a supreme position among the investigation agencies in Houston.
I graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice from Houston Law Academy in the year 2005. I soon started working as a private investigator for individuals who need my services. I have also assisted Central Police Department in investigation of many cases including incidents of bank robbery, smuggling, bootlegging, and flesh trade and even in some cases of attempt to murder.
I am physically and mentally alert and know how to drive cars, jeeps, trucks, and how to operate different equipments used to keep vigilance on suspects.
Please contact me on the mobile number or e-mail provided above if you have any questions. I will be waiting for your response. Thank you.
Samuel R. Smith
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Craig L. Graham
390, Pinewood Drive
Date: November 28, 2011
Claudia F. Doucette
Dakota Investigation Services
936, Monroe Avenue
Dear Ms. Doucette,
I am writing this letter in reference to the advertisement posted regarding the hiring of Private Investigators in Jobs Courier on November 27, 2011. It would be a very rewarding opportunity to associate with your organization as it sets the benchmark in investigation services not just in the city but across the state as well.
I completed Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice from Texas University of Law and Politics. Soon after I graduated, I started working as an assistant to the Chief Investigation Officer (CIO) in the Houston Police Department. I learned that on the job experience can teach many things that we may not necessarily be taught at the institute. I assisted the CIO in many cases and also prepared case files through in-depth research on my own. I then joined Carla Investigation Services as an Investigator and still work there.
This job has also taught me to use high end equipments and firearms too. Working for long and odd hours and travelling long distances does not bother me. I am a black belt holder in martial arts too.
If you arrange an interview or need any other information, please contact me on my mobile number 361-520-8497 or send an e-mail to Craigl.firstname.lastname@example.org. I will be pleased to assist you. Thank you for your consideration. I am eagerly waiting for a positive response from your end.
Craig L. Graham
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Print your private investigator cover letter in an A4 size sheet. Do not forget to attach the requisite documents because they will authenticate your qualifications and will help the recruiter to take a prompt decision. All the best for your interview!