Lockdown International is a registered service-disabled veteran-owned small business (SDVOSB). The inspiration behind the creation of this company was a passion for education, preservation, and simply paying it forward. Owner, Chris Kopp, spent years dedicating much of his time, both professionally and personally, doing all he could to help his community, colleagues, and country become aware, prepared, and educated on many of the challenges faced by society today.
In 2016, Lockdown International was founded. Its team was formed with a dedicated mission of bringing forth a variety of training programs, security products, educational tools, and proactive measures to schools, businesses, communities, places of worship, and other organizations.
The mission of Lockdown International is to provide our clients with the knowledge, training, and products to reduce potential security and safety risks they may face. We work with our clients to create custom proactive solutions based on their risk assessment.
As a United Stated Marine Corps service-disabled veteran and Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School alumni, Chris is proud to be part of the small business community in the heart of the Carolinas and continues to find great joy in this new venture.
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, an ordained minister and the owner of Lockdown International.