Ed Farrell is the Owner and Managing Partner of Silver Star Protection Group and is responsible day-to-day leadership and general management of the company as well as assisting clients implement highly effective security solutions.
Prior to Silver Star Protection Group, Ed was a member of the United States Marshal’s Service for 23 years retiring as a Supervisory Inspector where he managed operations on a Task Force that covered three states. Ed brings extensive knowledge of safety, security and regulatory compliance. Ed managed numerous high profile and complex fugitive investigations that spanned multiple jurisdictions, states and counties. Ed’s career includes experience protecting Supreme Court Justices, the Drug Czar and members of the judiciary who were under credible threats. Ed was a member of the U.S. Marshals Service’s national SWAT team known as Special Operations Group (SOG) for 8 years where he was regularly deployed across the US to respond to national emergencies. For ten years, Ed managed a state-of-the-art Regional Training Center that provided more than 150 unique trainings to over 1500 students annually. Ed designed the training facility and curriculum and managed a cadre of instructors. Ed oversaw the design and construction of multiple government facilities including creating comprehensive safety and security plans. Ed oversaw multiple regulatory and compliance audits and assessments ensuring his organization was compliant with DOJ policies and procedures. Ed maintains Top-Secret SCI clearance. Ed received his BA from Loras College in 1991.
Silver Star Protection Group has operated in the cannabis industry since 2014. Ed has authored several high-scoring security plans that enabled clients to win licenses for cultivation and dispensary facilities in multiple states. Ed continues to assist these organizations with design and construction of the security components and implementing industry best practices in security operations. SSPG provides regulatory compliance assessments, security officers, cash and cannabis transport services in multiple states.