Biography - Dakota Cook and LEO DEN LLC

Dakota Cook began his career in law enforcement in 2010 with the Norman Police Department. Working nightshift and afternoon shift Dakota was a proactive patrol officer for several years.  During this time Dakota became a certified Defensive Tactics Instructor.   While working patrol Dakota found a passion for drug related cases and was transferred to the departments Special Investigations Section in 2015. This small but efficient group of detectives that handles a wide range of cases but has a primary focus on narcotics enforcement. Due to the units small size networking with other narcotics groups and having working relationships with peers around the OKC area became a high priority.  While working in the Special Investigations Section, Dakota has been involved in cases ranging from narcotics trafficking, homicide, crimes against children, stolen property, firearms, and gang related offenses.  Dakota has vast experiences in working undercover during controlled buys of narcotics and stolen property as well as managing Confidential Informants.


Dakota is a Norman Police Department SWAT team member where he has served since 2012 and leads an entry team element.  From this experience, Dakota has gained tactical proficiency but continues to find ways to improve and challenge himself and his team.


Dakota holds an Advanced Law Enforcement Officer status and is a certified instructor with the Council for Law Enforcement Education and Training (CLEET).  Dakota has developed and instructed CLEET certified classes related to scouting, recognizance, defensive tactics, SWAT operations, updated drug trends and dangers of opiate exposure to name a few.


Dakota has attended training from the Association of Oklahoma Narcotics Enforcers (A-One) and narcotics enforcement training from the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics (OBN) and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). Dakota holds a commission with the District 21 Drug and Violent Crime Taskforce and Homeland Security Investigation as a Task Force Officer in Oklahoma City with a group that focuses on Narcotics, firearms, and violent gangs and as such has worked investigations and testified extensively at both the state and federal level. Dakota’s experiences and investigations have led to the successful conviction of hundreds of criminals.


Dakota currently works drug interdiction focusing on interstate and international drug smuggling on major highways in Oklahoma.  Although these courses are not interdiction focused there is experience to be gained in how criminals act universally.


Dakota was a recipient of the Norman Police Departments officer of the year award, Cleveland County Crime stoppers Award, and the National Association of Police Organizations Top Cop Honorable Mention due to his work on an investigation where a violent street gang was dismantled and charged with racketeering crimes.


Dakota believes that proactive police work at all levels is where differences are made and where many officers feel the most achievement.  This company was formed and has the same goals to bring tactics, techniques, and experience to officers who desire to be more proactive.  It’s also understood that successful officers are never individuals working alone but rather groups of officers working together either in the same agency or even hundreds of miles apart.  Networking and having a place to discuss with others ways to solve a problem or get better is undervalued in law enforcement. Iron sharpens Iron and we’re better together.  There is plenty of great training out there and we hope you can attend them all to be the best that you can be.


Biography - Monica Crawford

After retiring from NCAA Division I gymnastics and earning her Master’s of Science in Criminal Justice from Bowling Green State University, Monica Crawford began her professional career in criminal justice working within the court system in Ohio. During this time, Monica obtained her CrossFit Level 1 Trainer Certification and began coaching. In 2016, Monica moved to Oklahoma and began her career in law enforcement with a probation and parole agency. Two years later she transitioned into policing. After enduring 3.5 years of chronic stress within the police world, and enduring many mental and physical health issues, Monica resigned and created her online coaching business for female first responders, Five-0 Fierce and Fit.

Monica takes her experiences along with education and experience with nutrition coaching and fitness programming to help first responders to prioritize their mental and physical health. Monica believes that by one person at a time, we all can work to change the culture within the first responder fields. Where all first responders can take back their control, find balance between work and life, and thrive in life and career. Ultimately, being happy and healthy long into retirement. Monica aspires to work with first responder departments across the country to help implement first responder departmental health and wellness programs.

To detail her experience in law enforcement and provide the best health and wellness resources possible to first responders, Monica is in the process of writing her book, Surviving Inside the Thin Blue Line: Identifying Abuse, Taking Back Control, and Cultivating Fulfillment and in Your Life and Career. The book is set to be published in 2024.

Monica has also been featured in many publications of Blue Magazine, the Street Cop Training Podcast, Enduring the Badge Podcast, and has spoken at various female first responder conferences across the country including the Texas Women of Law Enforcement Conference, Georgia Women in Public Safety Conference, and the Women in Law Enforcement Summit.

Monica is still an active law enforcement officer in Oklahoma, working part-time while operating her coaching company Five-0 Fierce and Fit.

You can find Monica on Facebook inside of her group Five-0 Fierce and Fit Group, or on Instagram and TikTok

Owner/CEO of Five-0 Fierce and Fit – 2022
Master’s of Science in Criminal Justice, Bowling Green State University – 2013
Former NCAA Division I Gymnast – 2009 – 2013
CrossFit Level 1 Trainer – 2014
Oklahoma Peace Officer – 2016
Working Against Gravity Certified Nutrition Coach – 2020
Law Enforcement Active Shooter Emergency Response (LASER) Instructor – 2021


Biography - Jared Johnson


Jared is a United States Military Veteran having served in the United States Marine Corps before his career in Law Enforcement.  Jared has served in law enforcement for nine years with the Ardmore Police Department, specializing in the K-9 unit since 2016. Throughout his career, he has had the privilege of working with two dual-purpose K-9s and has achieved notable recognition for his work.  Jared has won the Region 4 K-9 Team of the Year award for the Association of Oklahoma Narcotics Enforcers (AONE) in both 2018-2019 and 2022-2023.  Jared was also recently presented the OG&E Safety Partner Award for exemplifying values of teamwork, integrity, public service, individual safety , and well-being while protecting and serving his community.


Jared’s commitment to law enforcement extends beyond his daily duties. Since 2020, He has been a state certifier for the Council on Law Enforcement Education and Training (CLEET), a role that reflects his dedication to maintaining high standards in our profession. Jared is also a member of the CLEET Drug Dog Advisory Board (DDAC), contributing to shaping industry practices. His advanced CLEET certification is a testament to his commitment to ongoing professional development.  Jared regularly assists in advanced K9 training by training other K9s and handlers to be their best.


Jared’s involvement within the department extends to the Ardmore SWAT team, where he has run two different K-9s actively and currently serves as a team leader. He has also run a K-9 actively within the patrol division, enhancing his department’s capabilities. Presently, he is assigned to the criminal interdiction unit, where he supervises and oversees the day-to-day operations of the K-9 unit for the Ardmore Police Department.


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