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Justin Hopson

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Professional Biography

Justin Hopson served as a New Jersey State Trooper before retiring in 2007.

As a trooper, Justin Hopson investigated fatal accidents, domestic violence incidents, sexual assaults, child abuse, missing persons, homicides, suicides, narcotics, and drunk driving cases. Most notably, he spearheaded the 1979 cold case investigation of Karen Zendrosky, a missing teenager who was allegedly murdered and never found. Mr. Hopson coordinated federal, state, and municipal agencies such as the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and NecroSearch International to assist by searching for the victim's remains. As a result of moving the Zendrosky case forward, Trooper Hopson received multiple commendations and was later promoted to the State Governmental Security Bureau.

As a New Jersey State Trooper, Justin Hopson put his career and life on the line to expose police corruption. He blew the whistle on widespread police misconduct and the notorious "Lords of Discipline." His efforts to reform government have been supported by the likes of Senator John Adler, Dr. Susan Lipkins, Frank Serpico, and the National Whistleblower Center. ABC News, The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Star-Ledger, 20/20, Lowcountry Live, Progressive Radio, and other media outlets have interviewed Justin Hopson about police reform. In 2015, he was featured by Lerner Publishing Group in a textbook entitled, "Whistle-blowers: Exposing Crime and Corruption." The National Whistleblower Center selected and appointed, Justin Hopson, to Co-Chair the National Whistleblower Day Coordinating Committee. As a result, Justin Hopson has become one of the most famous whistleblowers in America.
After retiring from the New Jersey State Police, Mr. Hopson founded a private investigative firm in Charleston, South Carolina. As a licensed private investigator, he tackled both civil and criminal cases for law firms, businesses, and individual clients throughout South Carolina. Justin Hopson is sought after and specializes in exposing infidelity pertaining to divorce and child custody cases. With over a decade of experience in his field, Justin Hopson has shared his experience(s) as a keynote speaker at the South Carolina Association of Legal Investigators annual conference.  In July 2013, he was selected and appointed by South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley, to a statewide advisory board. 

Justin Hopson holds a Master of Arts degree in management and has a high degree of professional training. Mr. Hopson has been certified as a State Police Instructor and NCIC Terminal Agency Coordinator. He has successfully testified in federal, state, and municipal court proceedings.

Justin is married with two daughters and lives in Charleston, SC.  He is a devout Christian who hopes to shine a light on the importance of living with integrity!  
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