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Raven Security was founded by James Ralph. Mr. Ralph entered the security industry in 2001. During this time, he worked as an officer providing security to a large corporation. In response to September 11, 2001 and Operation Enduring Freedom, James enlisted in United States Air Force where he graduated from the US Air Force Police Academy and went on to serve as a Security Forces member. During this time, he underwent training in the force protection concepts, law enforcement, K9 operations and training, nuclear and conventional weapons system security, ground combat skills, resource protection, small arms marksmanship training in nine ground weapon systems, and  leadership for participation in day-to-day and contingency operations worldwide in support of the Aerospace Expeditionary Forces. James received advanced training in interdiction, close protection detail, special response team, special weapons and tactics, and high risk operations through HSS International. He is certified by Bodyguard Training International as an Executive Protection Specialist and has served as the Agent in Charge on numerous protection details. He went on to serve in the United States Army where he attended the Officer Candidate School and after a combined 10 years of service, James was honorably discharged. After the local Waldo Canyon Fire in 2012, Mr. Ralph saw a need for more local emergency responders and thus attended the FEMA National Fire Academy and Colorado Fire Camp where he received training in wildland firefighting. He went on to receive training in El Paso County on structure firefighting. In 2014, James attended the University of Colorado Health Emergency Medical Technician and Intravenous (IV)/Intraosseous Infusion (IO)/Intramuscular (IM) Courses and is a registered EMT-B by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians and licensed by the State of Colorado. He actively volunteers as a Firefighter/EMT in El Paso County. James has earned an Associate of Applied Science in Computer Science, Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in Information Technology with an concentration in Information Security and Assurance. He is currently pursuing a Doctor of Philosophy in General Psychology with an emphasis in Industrial and Organizational Psychology. James was one of the Colorado Springs Mayor's Top 100 in 2001, a Presidential Elected Scholar in 2001, was awarded the Civitan International Award, National Leadership Award and the Businessman of Year Award by the National Republican Congressional Committee Business Advisory Council in 2005. In 2010, James was honored to have his biography published in the Cambridge Registry of Professional Executives. In 2013, Mr. Ralph received recognition by the Office of the Secretary of Defense-Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) as a Patriotic Employer.


Since beginning in 2005, Raven Security has grown from a local security officer and patrol company to a high risk security firm offering services in K9 operations, alarm response, investigations, certified protective service, armed courier, training and court processing. The company has grown to offer services worldwide to government, commercial and private clientele. Raven  Security started with the concept of being a complete security solution by employing highly trained personnel. To date, Raven Security is proud to be comprised predominately of current and prior law enforcement and special operations personnel who are certified and experienced in their prospective fields.


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