Ed

Prokop

Tactics / Leadership / Mindset

Ed is a recently retired police executive whose career included a broad range of operational and leadership roles- and command of LAPD Special Operations Group, which provides all of the tactical response and airborne capability for the Nation’s second largest city. He’s also a USMC combat veteran.

Background & Experience

Ed spent more than 26 years with the Los Angeles Police Department, one of the most highly regarded- and busiest- police departments in the world. During his time there, he served as the Commander of Special Operations Group (which includes LAPD SWAT, K-9, Mounted Unit, Dive Unit, Metropolitan Division, Air Support Division, Security Services Division) and as the Assistant Commanding Officer of Counter Terrorism and Special Operations Bureau. 

As a Captain, Ed was the Commanding Officer of the elite Special Operations Division, Metropolitan, which oversaw all aspects of advanced firearms and tactical training in support of 9 Platoons and over 500 Officers including SWAT, K-9, Dignitary Protection, Surveillance operations, crowd management and control etc.  Commanding Officer of Newton Area, which consisted of 300 officers assigned to South Los Angeles.  Ed worked as a Lieutenant, Gang Impact Team Officer in Charge Northeast and Rampart Divisions.  Lieutenant Watch Commander, Rampart Patrol.  Sergeant, 77th Area Gang Enforcement Detail.  As an Officer, Ed was assigned to Southeast Area, Pacific Area and Operations-South Bureau Community Resources Against Street Hoodlums (CRASH).  Ed was a Special Operations Element Member for 7 1/2 years assigned to Metropolitan Division as a K-9 Handler. 

Ed served the U.S. Marine Corps as an infantry Squad Leader from 1988-1996 and participated in Operation Desert Storm.  Ed is currently a U.S. Air Force Special Agent with the Office of Special Investigations (OSI) and has deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and Inherent Resolve to Qatar and Afghanistan. 

Relevant Certifications

  • Law Enforcement Instructor Trainer Program (Department of Homeland Security)

  • DHS Leadership Academy (Department of Homeland Security)

Schedule with Ed

Ed

Prokop

Ed is a recently retired police executive whose career included a broad range of operational and leadership roles- and command of LAPD Special Operations Group, which provides all of the tactical response and airborne capability for the Nation’s second largest city. He’s also a USMC combat veteran.

Relevant Certifications

  • Law Enforcement Instructor Trainer Program (Department of Homeland Security)

  • DHS Leadership Academy (Department of Homeland Security)

Background & Experience

Ed spent more than 26 years with the Los Angeles Police Department, one of the most highly regarded- and busiest- police departments in the world. During his time there, he served as the Commander of Special Operations Group (which includes LAPD SWAT, K-9, Mounted Unit, Dive Unit, Metropolitan Division, Air Support Division, Security Services Division) and as the Assistant Commanding Officer of Counter Terrorism and Special Operations Bureau. 

As a Captain, Ed was the Commanding Officer of the elite Special Operations Division, Metropolitan, which oversaw all aspects of advanced firearms and tactical training in support of 9 Platoons and over 500 Officers including SWAT, K-9, Dignitary Protection, Surveillance operations, crowd management and control etc.  Commanding Officer of Newton Area, which consisted of 300 officers assigned to South Los Angeles.  Ed worked as a Lieutenant, Gang Impact Team Officer in Charge Northeast and Rampart Divisions.  Lieutenant Watch Commander, Rampart Patrol.  Sergeant, 77th Area Gang Enforcement Detail.  As an Officer, Ed was assigned to Southeast Area, Pacific Area and Operations-South Bureau Community Resources Against Street Hoodlums (CRASH).  Ed was a Special Operations Element Member for 7 1/2 years assigned to Metropolitan Division as a K-9 Handler. 

Ed served the U.S. Marine Corps as an infantry Squad Leader from 1988-1996 and participated in Operation Desert Storm.  Ed is currently a U.S. Air Force Special Agent with the Office of Special Investigations (OSI) and has deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and Inherent Resolve to Qatar and Afghanistan. 

Ed

Prokop

Ed is a recently retired police executive whose career included a broad range of operational and leadership roles- and command of LAPD Special Operations Group, which provides all of the tactical response and airborne capability for the Nation’s second largest city. He’s also a USMC combat veteran.

Background & Experience

Ed spent more than 26 years with the Los Angeles Police Department, one of the most highly regarded- and busiest- police departments in the world. During his time there, he served as the Commander of Special Operations Group (which includes LAPD SWAT, K-9, Mounted Unit, Dive Unit, Metropolitan Division, Air Support Division, Security Services Division) and as the Assistant Commanding Officer of Counter Terrorism and Special Operations Bureau. 

As a Captain, Ed was the Commanding Officer of the elite Special Operations Division, Metropolitan, which oversaw all aspects of advanced firearms and tactical training in support of 9 Platoons and over 500 Officers including SWAT, K-9, Dignitary Protection, Surveillance operations, crowd management and control etc.  Commanding Officer of Newton Area, which consisted of 300 officers assigned to South Los Angeles.  Ed worked as a Lieutenant, Gang Impact Team Officer in Charge Northeast and Rampart Divisions.  Lieutenant Watch Commander, Rampart Patrol.  Sergeant, 77th Area Gang Enforcement Detail.  As an Officer, Ed was assigned to Southeast Area, Pacific Area and Operations-South Bureau Community Resources Against Street Hoodlums (CRASH).  Ed was a Special Operations Element Member for 7 1/2 years assigned to Metropolitan Division as a K-9 Handler. 

Ed served the U.S. Marine Corps as an infantry Squad Leader from 1988-1996 and participated in Operation Desert Storm.  Ed is currently a U.S. Air Force Special Agent with the Office of Special Investigations (OSI) and has deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and Inherent Resolve to Qatar and Afghanistan. 

Relevant Certifications

  • Firearms Instructor (Department of Homeland Security)

  • Advanced Combat Marksmanship Instructor (Department of Homeland Security)

Schedule with Ed

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