Ernest Haleck

Ernest (Ernie) Haleck joined the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department in December of 1973.  He later joined the Los Angeles Police Department in April of 1974.  He spent 12 years with the LAPD Special Weapons And Tactics Team with where he served eight of those years as an Element Leader.  His responsibilities included, but were not limited to, planning numerous high-risk operations such as high-risk warrant service, barricaded gunmen & hostage rescue.  In 1995 he was promoted to the rank of sergeant.  As a sergeant he served as a supervisor for Hollywood C.R.A.S.H. (Gang) unit.  Ernie is currently assigned to Metropolitan Division as a Squad Leader in the SWAT Platoon.  Those duties include managing a ten-man squad, developing tactics to resolve barricaded gunmen incidents, hostages situations, providing training in Crowd Management & Control, Mobile Field Force Options, Rapid Deployment, Stakeouts, Crime Suppression & Firearms.  Ernie holds instructor certifications in Firearms, Less Lethal Munitions, Defensive Tactics & Arrest & Control.

Consultant Experience:

Ernie is a Lead Instructor in Firearms and Tactics for the National Tactical Officers Association (NTOA) and Department of Public Safety in American Samoa.  Ernie was an adjunct instructor for the United States Department of Energy at their Central Training Academy in Albuquerque, NM, Lead Instructor for the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), and a firearms instructor for the International Association of Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors (IALEFI).