COP® Police equipment was founded by Chris Hermann in 1990. At that point in time Chris was still member of a special police task force in Dachau, Bavaria and he founded COP® in order to provide his colleagues with special equipment which in most cases was not available from their state employer.
The rapid growth required an expansion of the premises for COP® Headquarters. They moved to Oberweilenbach, well-situated between 3 major cities: Munich, Ingolstadt and Augsburg. The new location contains office and storage space spread over 3.000 square meters.
Chris Hermann together with his wife Ulrike are managing directors of currently more as 16 staff members at the COP® Headquarters, 4 COP® branches in Germany and one in Austria. They have also founded a dealer network base in Switzerland, Czech Republic, Slovkia, Belgium, Poland, Netherlands, Scandinavia und Portugal.
Sales take place via the COP® catalogue, our online shop (www.cop-shop.de), police magazines, the shop itself and the appointed retail shops as well as through various invitations of tenders for domestic and foreign agencies.
COP's target groups are the police, border guards, customs officers, judiciary and military agencies, security firms, fire departments, news reporters, hobby riflemen, hunters and private citizens.
COP® owns in Germany and Austria the sole distribution rights for more than 20 major international companies such as SAFARILAND, BIANCHI, MONADNOCK, HATCH, Armor Forensics, UNDER ARMOUR TACTICAL, Original SWAT. COP® also manufactures its own brandname products in many countries.
The COP® brand is now known internationally for quality and praxis relevance.