The inspiration behind the creation of this company was a passion for education, preservation, and simply paying it forward. Developer, 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. In August of 2020, the business was sold by Chris Kopp, and is now owned, and operated by Bob Cooke & Seth DiSanto. After taking control of the business, it was agreed upon by both owners that the business would stay aligned with all original core values. Chris Kopp remains an intricate part of Lockdown International, and now resides with his family in Lakewood Ranch, Florida.
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.
Founder - 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.
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.
Chief Legal Officer - Artie Kalos
Artie’s primary areas or practice are business/corporate organization and management, with a wealth of experience and knowledge from over 23 years in the corporate sports and entertainment industry. Prior to joining Apollo as Of Counsel, Artie was VP of Business Affairs for the Race Team Alliance for six years, after two years in college sports as Associate General Counsel for IMG College. Artie’s career in the auto racing industry also involved various industry players and encompassed a wide range of legal and business work in the fields of sponsorship and licensing, employment, intellectual property, multi-media, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate transactions. Artie has been General Counsel for various race teams (Dale Earnhardt, Inc. and Red Bull Racing), and prior to that worked for NASCAR in its Charlotte office as Licensing and Sponsorship Counsel. He is a graduate of Trinity College (Hartford, CT) and Suffolk University Law School (Boston, MA)