Justin Hopson

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Jason Hopons
Born1973 (age 44–45)
Alma materNew Jersey State Police Academy
Police career
Current statusRetired
DepartmentNew Jersey State Police
Years of service2001 - 07[1]
Other workAward Winning Author. Licensed Private Eye. Whistle-blower.

Justin Hopson is a retired New Jersey State Trooper, licensed private investigator, whistle-blower, and author of "Breaking the Blue Wall: One Man's War Against Police Corruption." As a rookie state trooper, Justin Hopson witnessed an unlawful arrest and false charges of a woman made by his training officer, so Hopson refused to testify in court supporting the arrest. As a result, Trooper Hopson was targeted by a rogue group of troopers known as the Lords of Discipline or "LOD." The LOD bullied and hazed fellow troopers for decades until Justin Hopson blew the whistle. Hopson brought tangible evidence and a written chronology of events that occurred to internal affairs and the attorney general's office...which sparked the largest internal investigation in state police history and high profile federal case (Hopson v State of New Jersey #1:03-CV-5817). "I was an ordinary cop with an extraordinary cause. My cause is constant - to unearth corruption by shining a light on integrity," says Hopson.

ABC News, The New York Times,[2] The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Star-Ledger, 20/20, and other media outlets have interviewed and featured Justin Hopson concerning police corruption. After retiring from the New Jersey State Police, Justin Hopson began a private investigative firm in South Carolina. He is a member of the South Carolina Association for Legal Investigators (SCALI). SCALI has since selected and appointed Mr. Hopson to its Ethics Committee and invited him to speak at its annual conference. In 2012, Justin Hopson was selected and appointed by the National Whistleblower Center to Co-chair the Coordinating Committee to designate July 30 of every year as National Whistle-blower Day. In 2013, Mr. Hopson was selected and appointed by Governor, Nikki Haley, to a South Carolina State Advisory Committee, That same year, Justin Hopson was featured on ABC News 20/20 and his book, "Breaking the Blue Wall"[3] climbed to #14 on Amazon's true crime ranking.

Justin Hopson, Edward Snowden, Deep Throat, and Jeffrey Wigand were featured in the textbook, "Whistle-Blowers: Exposing Crime and Corruption"[4] which was published by Lerner Publishing Group in 2015. Justin Hopson has book signing events and speaks to universities, business conferences, media venues, and corporations nationwide.[5][1][6][7][8] In 2018, Mr. Hopson, authored the nonfiction book, IF the Fist Lady Hired Me...A Private Eye's Tell-All on Cheating in America. This provocative book takes readers behind the lens of a surveillance camera and untangles the web of deception cast from America's 45th President to a small-town love triangle. Hopson declares within the pages of his book that "cheating IS the kiss of death to marriage and monogamous relationships." High-profile lawyer, Elizabeth Lee Beck, who deposed Donald Trump in 2011 foreworded the book - ISBN 978-1-7323198-4-4. Most notably, IF the First Lady Hired Me... is the first book ever written to a First Lady of the United States (FLOTUS) and made national headlines in 2018<ref>{{Cite web|url=https://pagesix.com/2018/09/10/private-eye-reaches-out-to-melania-trump-with-new-book/<ref>and<ref>{{Cite web|url=http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/ny-ent-melania-trump-justin-hopson-20180725-story.html<ref>

Mr. Hopson is an enthusiast for middle-distance running and received a USA Track and Field Scholarship and Level 1 Certification at the University of South Carolina. He was then appointed to the USATF Grievance Review Board for South Carolina. Justin lives with his family along the South Carolina coast.