Chief Executive Officer - Bob Cooke
Bob Cooke has over 30 years of law enforcement experience with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department in Charlotte, NC. As an Officer with the department, Bob served in several positions including Field Training Officer with the patrol division, a Detective with the Juvenile/ Sex Crimes Unit, a General Instructor with the police academy, and as a police recruiter. In 1997, he was promoted to the rank of Sergeant and served with the patrol division as well as the Street Drug Interdiction Unit. Bob retired in 2014 as a Response Area Commander and is continuing his service to the community as an Active Survival Instructor with Lockdown International.
Bob holds a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and several advanced certifications in the fields of law enforcement and active shooter. He has been awarded two Medals of Valor, fifteen Chief’s Commendations, and a Commendation by the FBI for his role in solving a double homicide. Bob has been featured by numerous media outlets as a subject matter expert. He has played an active role with the International Association of Chiefs of Police.
Bob has a beautiful daughter who graduated from the College of Charleston and is now living back in the Charlotte area. He enjoys working hard, but enjoys playing harder on the lake.
Chief Operating Officer - Seth DiSanto
Seth DiSanto has over 17 years of law enforcement experience serving in VT. Seth served as a 911 Call Taker and Dispatcher, a Patrol Officer, Field Training Officer, Narcotics Detective, Sergeant with the Patrol Division and later became a Police Chief where he served for 8 years with a focus on Community Policing. He has several commendations for outstanding contributions and excellence in the field
of Law Enforcement.
Seth holds a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Elmira College in NY. He has testified before the VT Legislature and was the President of the VT Association of Chiefs of Police and member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police. He has been instructing Active Shooter Survival for several years and holds multiple certifications in Law Enforcement including Crime Scene Technology and Drug Identification, Mulit-jursdictional Counter-drug Task Force, Pharmaceutical Drug Investigations, Undercover Operations, Death Investigations, Commercial Motor Vehicle Enforcement, Leadership in Police Organizations, Identifying Potential School Shooters and Threat and Risk Assessment for Critical Infrastructure. He established a county wide dispatch center serving Police, Ambulance and Fire Departments and helped co-author Operation Borderline, the largest drug bust in Northeast Kingdom history.
Seth and his wife and 2 daughters moved to the Mooresville, NC area in 2021. In his free time Seth enjoys bass fishing, golfing, snowboarding, shooting and hunting.
Instructor - Chris Kopp
Sergeant Chris Kopp has over 20 years of combined military and law enforcement experience. He served two tours on active duty in the U.S. Marine Corps. Sgt Kopp began his second career in law enforcement with the Margate Police Department in Florida, before transferring to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department in North Carolina. He has spent over a decade as a Law Enforcement General and Firearms Instructor, and still provides his General Instructor service as a Reserve Officer. Sgt Kopp is currently serving the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Fraternal Order of Police as their Public Information Officer.
Sergeant Kopp holds a Master's Degree in Criminal Justice Administration and several advanced certifications in the fields of law enforcement and active shooter. He has presented on Capitol Hill as a subject matter expert on active shooter safety, and has been featured by numerous national media outlets to include the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, NPR Radio and Beasley Media. Sergeant Kopp was awarded the 2019 Security Owner of the Year at the Global CEO Excellence Awards.
Sergeant Kopp is a lifetime member with the Disabled American Veterans, National Rifle Association and Loss Prevention Foundation. He is also an active member with ASIS International, FBI InfraGard, International Association of Chiefs of Police, Fraternal Order of Police and International Association of Crime Prevention Practitioners.
He is a husband to a teacher, father of three boys, a foster parent, an inventor, and an ordained minister.
National Product Sales Manager - David Thaw
David Thaw is a retired sergeant with the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department (CMPD). Prior to his retirement in 2013, he was a patrol supervisor in the North Division in Charlotte. He spent much of his career training new and veteran officers on a wide variety of topics including physical fitness, firearms, riot control/ crowd management, and driver training. He has a North Carolina Specialized Certification in Driver Training, Firearms and Physical Fitness. He developed and implemented CMPD’s first driver training program which will be used for many years to come. He also was instrumental in designing and constructing CMPD’s 18 acre driving facility at the Training Academy. David also has prior experience in drug investigations and was a member of the multi agency Federal Violent Crimes Task Force. He was also a prior member on the SWAT Team and National ALERT Team.
David is a graduate of the University of North Carolina Charlotte where he received a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology.
David has been married to his wife Leslie for 34 years and has three beautiful daughters and two grandsons.
Since retirement David has been practicing Yoga, Meditation and Thai Yoga Massage Therapy. He also teaches all three topics. He believes so much in the importance of our program at Lockdown International that he’s willing to give up part of his time with all of that serenity