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Middle East Threat Assessment Specialist Assist In US Public School Security

RyPul Threat Assessments has partnered with national bullet proof companies, glass protection experts and weapons manufactures to help devise bullet resistant products that can assist in the protection of life on US school campuses, in residential properties and workplaces around the country.

Warren Pulley is the owner of RyPul Threat Assessments LLC, which specializes in assisting clients in learning how to defend and protect themselves on their campuses, workplaces or residences. Pulley believes this is much a needed service in Southern California, the United States and around the world.  As a Certified Worldwide Protection Specialist, trained by the U.S. State Department, Los Angeles Police Department and the U.S. Military, Pulley has worked in high threat environments around the world. Through RyPul Threat Assessments Pulley has now brought his skills home from the war zone and other high threat areas into our schools, residences and businesses near you. Pulley stated “as our country continues to experience the pains of school shootings, take-over robberies and work place violence involving guns, I decided that I needed to share my experience, training and expertise with anyone ready to take defense of themselves, their students, their homes, their businesses and employees to the next level”.

RyPul Threat Assessments motto is “Detect, Design, and Defend”

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RyPul Threat Assessments has taken on several clients in the United States since opening for business, RyPul has also partnered with bulletproof fabrication companies to help provide cost effective bulletproof products for clients at all levels and financial means.  As the owner of RyPul Threat and Site Assessments, Pulley has also appeared on network television, been interviewed by several regional media newspapers and visited local area schools to speak with students, teachers and administrators about the importance of being aware of security threats that may affect their environment. “

RyPul specializes in conducting School Threat Assessments, Residential Security Planning, Personal Protection Assessments, Site Security Planning, Asset Tagging and Tracking as well as providing physical Risk Mitigation Options.  RyPul Threat and Site Assessments can be found at

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Active School Shooters Are Not “Campus Visitors”

Dated October,12 2015

By Warren Pulley
CEO, RyPul Threat Assessments

RyPulLos Angeles, CA Securing school campuses around the country has become a major point of contention, with each side of the debate entrenched in the fact that they believe their ideas are the best and most reasonable. But the first thing school systems need to do is to stop designing protection plans as if active shooters are merely visitors to our campuses, when, in fact, they are killers at large.

Both sides do have some degree of support in their respective circles of influence, and in some cases, what each side is proposing just may work on a small, district-sized scale.  For instance, I often hear gun rights advocates supporting the idea of arming teachers as one of the most effective means of protection for our children while at school.  While this approach may have some effect on the active shooter, that shooter would have to encounter the armed teacher who is adequately trained to square off and stand in the line of fire with an armed intruder, and fire well-placed, consistent shots under pressure.  If all of those factors can be achieved them there is room for a measure of success.

However, in my professional opinion as a former police officer and current worldwide protective specialist, training a teacher to that level of profiency may require more instruction than most teachers or school systems are willing to dedicate.  On the other hand, I do support the deployment of more armed school resource officers and directed police patrols as a way to help in the deterrence of armed violence.  But in most cases, there are just not enough police professionals available to make a noticeable difference in the response times needed to make this approach effective as anything other than highly visible window dressing.

Then we come to the other side of the debate that insists on increased video surveillance, key card scanners, mental health legislation, limited entry and exit ways, metal detectors, student badges, etc.  Now, all of these things can make a difference – if used correctly all of the time, maintained in proper working order, are fully funded, and are used in conjunction with armed security staff.  We must remember that active shooters or armed intruders do not follow the standard protocol of using designated entry ways, nor do they wear badges that can be scanned, or stand in line to be processed into the school campus, or even really care about the presence of school video surveillance systems.  Active shooters arrive on our campuses with one single-minded purpose:  to inflict as many causalities as possible in the shortest amount of time before the arrival of highly trained, paid and competent security professionals.

And while the argument continues to rage about who is right or wrong, or best suited to draft policies that mitigate the loss of life and property damage on our school campuses, the active shooter is only doing one thing:  planning their next attack regardless of school policy, procedure or practice.

The active shooter will engage our children while they stand outside in perfect lines to be processed into our wholly unsecure campuses. The active shooter will do the evil deed of killing our children while being watched by the overpriced, high-definition camera systems that our school systems have purchased to watch and record the murder of our children.  And afterward, parents, educators and security professionals will launch into the debate about what to do.

I recently learned that a school system in this great nation came to the conclusion that the best way to deter a school shooter is to simply “move the doors on each of its campuses to a new location within the building.”  I am supposing that this idea will somehow confuse the shooter and cause them to just forego their intent?  I shook my head in disbelief while reading the article, and wondered just how idiotic we as a society have become.  And don’t get me started on one Alabama school district’s idea of simply having its children “throw canned goods at its armed intruders;” what poppycock.

The answer to our questions is extremely simple.  Let’s no longer debate the issue about the so-called “militarized look of our campuses,” as we already have that in place in nearly every school in the country with our high wire fences, armed security staffs, metal detector entry points, roving armed patrols, locked metal gates, key carded entryways and high frequency radios. Let’s simply utilize the current technology in place today.  Passive ballistic protection products are on the market which are already offered to police officers, food service workers, airline pilots and bank employees.  This low visibility and high protection option has become the gold standard for protecting against gun violence around the world.  Passive ballistic protection works.  Debate over.

Arrests Show Arrival of Barrio 18 Gang in Italy

Barrio 18 members arrested in Italy

Italian police arrested 15 suspected Barrio 18 members in Milan and other nearby cities in northern Italy, reported AFP.

The group — which was mostly comprised of Salvadorans but also reportedly included two Italians — is accused of crimes including extortion, drug trafficking, armed robbery and the attempted murder of a rival from the Mara Salvatrucha (MS13) gang.

An Italian judge ordered the arrests following an investigation that began in January 2014 after a female Salvadoran accused one of the group’s members of sexually assaulting her, according to AFP.

SEE ALSO: Barrio 18 News and Profile

Central American gangs like Barrio 18 and MS13, which are known as “maras,” have been operating in Italy for years, particularly in northern immigrant communities, the report added.

InSight Crime Analysis

Over the last two years, security forces in both Italy and Spain have noted the expansion of the MS13 in Europe, and these latest report confirms they are not alone — their great rivals in Barrio 18 have also crossed the ocean.

The key question surrounding this development is whether the spread is a result of Central American migrants bringing mara street gang culture with them and setting up autonomous networks, or whether these new European based factions are running criminal operations with maras in Central America, suggesting the gangs have made the leap into transnational organizations.

Both gangs are also well established in parts of the United States and the US government has already designated the MS13 a transnational criminal organization, ranking them alongside criminal groups such as the Mexican cartels. However, despite evidence of cross-border collaboration in criminal activities, the decentralized nature and highly localized and territorial focus of the maras has always cast doubts on this classification.

There have also been reports of the Spanish maras coordinating with their counterparts in the Americas, but even if this level of cooperation were to expand, it is unlikely they would have the capacity to coordinate serious transatlantic criminal operations. If they were to seek to establish control over transnational activities such as drug trafficking in Europe, they also would likely encounter formidable opposition; in Spain drug trafficking and associated activities such as contract killing is largely controlled by offshoots of Colombian cartels, while Italy is the domain of powerful and well-connected mafias such as the ‘Ndrangheta.

Mexican Internal Security Policy Failures

Mexico President Enrique Peña Nieto

Mexico President Enrique Peña Nieto touted security accomplishments in his State of Union speech. Some of his claims need some serious scrutiny.

Mexico President Enrique Peña Nieto’s state-of-the-union address

In his third State of the Union address the President acknowledged the last 12 months have been a “difficult year” for Mexico. He spoke of the 43 students disappeared in Iguala, Sinaloa Cartel leader Joaquin “Chapo” Guzman’s escape from prison and accusations of corruption at many levels of government, including the Executive Branch.

“These situations are all very different from each other, but they all hurt the spirit of the Mexican people and their trust in public institutions,” Peña Nieto said.

Defending his leadership through all this, the President presented a series of figures as proof of crime and security accomplishments. They included falling homicide andkidnapping rates and some of the lowest crime statistics in 17 years.

Additionally Peña Nieto highlighted the capture of 92 figures on Mexico‘s 122 most dangerous people list along with improved coordination and intelligence sharing to combat organized crime.

“We’re not just capturing them, we’re undermining their organizations and financial capacities,” he said.

Looking to the next three years of his term, the President put forth a 10-point plan centered around improving security and the rule of law while also jump starting the economy.

InSight Crime Analysis

According to Animal Politico, Peña Nieto’s claim of the second lowest crime rates in 17 years hinges on comparing two distinct categories of crime: “high impact crime” (mostly consisting of violent crime) vs total crime.

Aside from statistical shenanigans, official crime figures may not reflect the facts on the ground, as evidenced by a recent Mexico victimization survey, known as Envipe, which pointed to large differences in the amount of crimes occurring and the number reported to authorities.

If crimes do reach authorities there’s no guarantee they’ll be handled properly, according to a separate report by Animal Politico. Two out of three Mexican states reportedly had to revise their crime statistics this year. Some of the more egregious cases coincided with Mexico‘s major crime hotspots. For example, in May Sinaloa state announced it would add more than 10,000 preliminary investigations which had somehow not been registered over the last three years. Meanwhile in Atlantic-facing Veracruz state authorities admitted to failing to register nearly 300 homicides in 2013.

Further complicating the matter are Mexico‘s issues with forced disappearances. In February the Mexican government took issue with a United Nations report which statedforced disappearances (often involving security forces) are widespread and met with near total impunity. Many of these victims ended up in mass graves in which identifying the victim, and thus recording a crime, becomes difficult.

Looking at the President’s boast of capturing 92 of Mexico‘s 122 most dangerous people, it’s worth noting that a number of those arrested were reportedly caught during the previous administration.

The list itself has also been called into question after Mexico‘s Attorney General’s Officeremoved 10 names from it. Those removed included Sinaloa cartel underboss Juan Jose Esparragoza, alias “El Azul,” and Juarez cartel leader Juan Pablo Ledezma.

With Mexico‘s economy stagnating and Peña Nieto’s approval rating at an all time low, it’s to be expected the President would try and spin crime and security statistics in his favor. What is of real concern is his plans for the next half of his presidency.

The President’s recent appointment of Renato Sales as Mexico‘s new national security commissioner raises doubts. Outlining his agenda Sales put forth prison reform and increasing trust in Mexico’s Federal Police as top priorities. This leaves open questions on how Peña Nieto’s administration plans to make gains against Mexico‘s fragmenting and evolving organized crime groups which may not be as susceptible to Mexico‘s previous strategy of targeting criminal leaders.

Valley Vista High School Has a New Door in Store


JANUARY 15, 2014

RyPul Threat AssessmentsOn Tuesday, January 13th there was a lot of commotion taking place at Valley Vista High School in Fountain Valley, California. The cause for excitement was a new bulletproof door being installed in all of the classrooms. This door has been featured on the local news before and is making headway thanks to Safer Schools for America. This organization’s mission is to protect both public and private schools from shootings. With a high-tech door lock activated by a key card designed by TownSteel and multiple types of bulletproof door shields including an inconspicuous whiteboard, classrooms can be protected from a possible active shooter incident.

These bulletproof doors have been endorsed by John Paul DeJoria who is well-known co-founding John Paul Mitchell Systems hair care products and ROK Mobile. ROK Mobile was represented at the event on Tuesday because DeJoria’s company supports Safer Schools for America. In fact, $2.00 from every subscription to this phone company results in a donation to the PTA’s of schools in need of these bullet resistant doors. Although DeJoria could not attend the event at Valley Vista, a recording of his support and enthusiasm for the project was presented. His partner, Jonathan Kendrick, was there to deliver a speech on his behalf and to show how ROK Mobile is joining the fight to save students’ and teachers’ lives.

There is no doubt that these doors can withstand rounds of bullets being fired at them. Just ask threat assessment expert for Safer Schools for America, Warren Pulley. His own personal security consulting company RyPul Threat Assessments has endorsed these doors as well. With plenty of years of experience, Pulley has been a member of the United States Air Force, the Los Angeles Police Department, and currently provides security protection for United States diplomats working in the Middle East. If you need proof to see that these doors are effective go to for more information and to see a video of a door being tested by Warren Pulley. Having a threat expert like Pulley has allowed Safer Schools for America to truly expand its goal to install these protective doors in schools all across the country. Parents will have more peace of mind sending their kids to a place where there is security. Valley Vista High School has made history and hopefully other schools will follow suit very soon.
Stephanie Frustaci is a freelance writer and can be found at @ Stephanie-Frustaci

Anyone Else Have Lumps in Their Throats Over Valley Vista High’s New Bulletproof Entries?

YouTube/Safer Schools for America

I distinctly recall at age 11 or so having a Little League baseball game canceled due to smog, “Geez, adults, how did you let this happen?” I thought to myself. “They even sing in the TV commercials, ‘Baseball, hot dogs, apple pie and Chevrolet.’ This is the national pastime, childhood innocence and my flippin’ lungs you’re messing with.”

OK, so I was a strange kid (hold your applause), but I wonder how many students felt the same way as Valley Vista Continuation High School in Fountain Valley was donated a bulletproof school entry system this week.

Edison High School in Huntington Beach is also scheduled to receive such a system, which includes the $499 door lock shown here that can be operated remotely by somebody inside if an intruder is threatening people on campus:
The systems are being gifted by Safer Schools for America, a Paramount-based company that supplies hardware and ballistic protection to correctional facilities, courthouses and other government institutions, and John Paul Dijoria, the founder of the John Paul Mitchell hair-care line. (For these donations, Dijoria is working through his latest venture, Rok Mobile, “the first wireless provider in the country to offer mobile & music under one roof – for one low price.”)
Perhaps some if not all who attended this week’s donation ceremony in Fountain Valley had lumps in their throats as they realized the sickening school shootings across the country have brought us to such a low point, where we need bulletproof locks, doors and windows at what should be sanctuaries for youth.
Or maybe that’s just a feeling among old farts whose worst fears as children involved the denial of triple-treats at the snack bar because dark plumes from Kaiser Steel nixed a ball game.
Valley Vista Principal Kerry Clitheroe welcomed the gifts, telling KCBS2, “This could happen … at any school.”
Breathe in …

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Valley Vista High School promised $50,000 for remote locking system

Students, teachers and staff at Valley Vista High School will be better equipped to survive a shooting on campus with a $50,000 donation from the chairman of ROK Mobile announced Tuesday.

The donation from John Paul DeJoria will fund remotely controlled locks on classroom and office doors that can lockdown a room with the push of a button from as far as 75 feet away. DeJoria and ROK Mobile have partnered with Safer Schools for America to improved safety in light of school shootings like the one at Sandy Hook Elementary in Connecticut.

“We’re here to fight the fight against school shootings,” said Ron Triebels, CEO of Safer Schools for America.

Pat Stellhorn, director of maintenance, operations and transportation for the Huntington Beach Union High School District, said he was approached by Triebels about a year ago. Initially district officials said they weren’t interested in working with Safer Schools for America to update school security but changed their minds when they heard from students and teachers who wanted to feel safer on campus.

Kerry Clitheroe is principal of Valley Vista High, a continuation high school with more than 300 students who are juniors or seniors. As a former teacher, Clitheroe liked the idea of being able to lock door with the push of a button from anywhere in the classroom.

“I think it helps to put the teachers in charge of their room and give them a sense of security,” she said.

Sean Karol, a Valley Vista High senior from Huntington Beach, said school shootings can happen at anytime and anywhere and looks forward to his school having an extra layer of security.

“I’m glad that there’s other people who see the problem and know that something has to be done,” he said.

The new locks will be installed in 30 to 45 days, Stellhorn said.

Safer Schools for America also wants to provide Valley Vista High with bullet-resistant shields made of durable fiberglass that can be affixed to doors. When tested, the shields were not penetrated by 9 mm, .357 Magnum, .44 Magnum, and 12-gauge pellets and slugs, Triebels said.

John R. Peterson Elementary in Huntington Beach is already set to get these shields, but funding is needed to install them at Valley Vista High.

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ROK MOBILE in conjunction with Safer Schools for America will be Installing the Classroom Protection Instant Remote Lock System at VALLEY VISTA HIGH SCHOOL, FOUNTAIN VALLEY, CA.

Los Angeles, CA, January 12, 2015—John Paul DeJoria, well-known for John Paul Mitchell Hair Care, Patron Tequila, and the recently-launched ROK Mobile, together with Safer Schools for America (SSFA), announced today that they will be installing the Instant Remote Lockdown Protection System at Valley Vista High School in Huntington Beach, California on January 13, 2015.

With the number of School Shootings continuing to rise at an alarming rate, ROK MOBILE who is introducing the latest cutting edge cell phone program will be working with PTA’s on a nationwide fund raiser program that will contribute $24/yr per activation to School Districts for discretionary needs such as School Security etc. Meanwhile, Safer Schools For America will match dollar for dollar all funds procured in Certified Bullet Resistant Security Products.

FACTS: There have been 100 School Shootings since Sandy Hook in December of 2012. -The latest School Shootings: Marysville High School in Washington Five students were killed and just a few days ago the shooting at Florida State University where three students were wounded.

Our goal is to make the American people aware through nationwide Media campaigns, that a bullet resistant system is available and affordable. Parents have the right to know that a system is available now, and it would help safe guard their children at school. We may not be able to prevent the violence from occurring, but we can reduce the risk and protect our children and teachers from being hurt. Protecting them in the same way the airlines protect their pilots; by placing them behind bullet resistant doors. School Police Security nationwide support our School Protection System as it hardens the target preventing a shooter from blasting through a classroom door.

We applaud John Paul and the ROK Mobile Team for creating a Fund Raiser Program that would contribute Millions of Dollars to School Districts through the hard work of our local PTA’s.

For further information please visit or or Call 562-531-1964



Safer Schools for America

It is hard for any of us to accept the fact that School Shootings have gone rampant and are now a daily occurrence.

Dec 7, 2014 As It Happens:
100 School Shootings since Sandy Hook

Yet there are those who still refuse to believe that a shooting can happen at their school.

Safer Schools for AmericaLaw enforcement officials predict that school incidences will double in 2015 which is more than 200 in One Year! School Security Officials need to understand that Security Camera’s and Extra On Campus Guards will not stop a BULLET and Gun Control efforts will not affect the weapons that are on the black market TODAY!

“Extra layers of protection are never a bad idea. Every school in America should install the SSFA Insta Remote Lock and Bullet Resistant Door Shield to harden the target, turning your classroom into a Safe room” …..Sgt. James Ream, LAUSD Police Officer

Safer Schools for America

School Districts need to adopt what Banks * Police Stations * Courts * Airlines * Government Facilities have done by hardening the target using bullet proof products to protect their customers and employees.

Installing the SSFA Bullet Resistant Door Shield prevents a violator from shooting down a normal classroom door. The Insta Remote Lock enables the teacher to lock the classroom door from 75 feet away! This combination Hardens the Target and turns a classroom into a safer environment. Installs in less than 30 minutes per classroom Can be installed after school hours and is a Low Cost ONE Time Expense vs Monthly maintenance of Camera Systems or Salaries for Security guards.

Safer Schools for America

Parents used to view schools as a safe haven; they were content knowing their children were safe at school. It is supposed to be a place of learning, sharing and fun times. So much has changed when our educators have to take their attention off of teaching and worry about being trained to handle a weapon, take down an assailant and learn escape routes. Parents fear for their children’s lives every day they drop them off; wondering will today be our school?

Safer Schools for America

Violence has evolved. It goes after the easy target. Safer Schools For America refuses to allow our educators and students to be that target. We are committed to supporting our School Districts so they can put their focus back on their core responsibility; Educating our future.


Safer Schools for America

Through National TV Media, Social Media and Print, Safer Schools For America is bringing to the awareness of the American people and sending a message to the offenders that a School and Classroom Protection System is now available and will be installed systematically across the nation making our schools a harder target and giving parents and teachers peace of mind. Attackers will know that schools will no longer be victims and will look elsewhere to cause their damage. LEARN MORE and see our SPS system in action GO TO:

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