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AlliedBarton Security Services

May 17, 2012 13:00 ET

AlliedBarton Security Services and HR Plus to Host a Free Workplace Violence Prevention Seminar

PHOENIX, AZ--(Marketwire - May 17, 2012) - AlliedBarton Security Services, the industry's premier provider of highly trained security personnel, and HR Plus, a leading provider of comprehensive solutions for employment and background screening, will host a free workplace violence prevention seminar from 8:30 - 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 13, 2012, at the Moon Valley Country Club, 151 West Moon Valley Drive, Phoenix, AZ.

Speakers include: Dr. Steve Albrecht, PHR, CPP, San Diego Chapter President for the Association of Threat Assessment Professionals; Chief Daniel Garcia, Chief of Police for the City of Phoenix; and Bill Whitmore, President and CEO, AlliedBarton Security Services and author of Potential: Workplace Violence Prevention and Your Organizational Success.

Dr. Steve Albrecht, PHR, CPP, retired San Diego PD and author of Ticking Bombs and Fear and Violence on the Job, said, "Cases of workplace and school violence continue to plague our country and our world. What used to be unthinkable is now possible. The discussions about how to respond to threats, and to protect our employees, customers, students and facilities from violent perpetrators must shift. It's no longer about understanding the motive; we need to interrupt the opportunity. Threat Assessment Teams are now our best tool for stopping dangerous people when they move from threatening ideas to deadly actions. I look forward to joining Bill Whitmore at the Arizona session to support his efforts to keep us safe."

"In today's world the tragedy of workplace violence is an all too common occurrence," said Chief Daniel Garcia, Chief of Police for the City of Phoenix. "The law enforcement and private security partnership and response are critical to saving lives and preventing violence."

"People's attitudes about workplace violence are often riddled with misunderstanding and myths," Bill Whitmore, President and CEO, AlliedBarton, stated. "In my experience, people often have difficulty recognizing the underlying realities, and the result is that they face one type of denial or another. Through this seminar, I hope to clear those misunderstandings and myths and provide valuable information on workplace violence prevention and how an organization's leaders can be a resource for success."

Seminar discussion topics will include workplace violence prevention and your organizational success; homeland security and sharing information to keep our homeland secure; a team approach to threat assessment; and the role of law enforcement in a workplace violence situation.

Seminar attendees will receive a complimentary copy of "Potential: Workplace Violence Prevention and Your Organizational Success" by Bill Whitmore, President and CEO, AlliedBarton.

Potential,, shows how a range of stakeholders -- from CEOs and other senior leaders to building management, human resources, contract security and law enforcement -- can work together to lower an organization's workplace violence risk and enhance its overall morale and performance.

Media interested in attending this event are encouraged to RSVP to the press contact in this release.

About HR Plus
HR Plus offers comprehensive employment and background screening solutions through a secure and easy-to-navigate web interface that can be customized to meet clients' needs and integrated into most human resources workflows. Core services include background screening, drug testing and fingerprinting. In 2011 and 2012, HR Plus was named to Workforce Management's Hot List of top screening providers and in 2011 to HRO Today's Baker's Dozen. For more than 40 years, HR Plus has provided thousands of clients with quality background screening solutions. Headquartered in Chicago, HR Plus is a member of the National Association of Professional Background Screeners, Drug and Alcohol Testing Industry Association, and Substance Abuse Program Administrators Association, and is U.S. Department of Commerce Safe Harbor Certified. A division of AlliedBarton Security Services, HR Plus is supported by the national resources of the largest American-owned and managed security services provider. For more information call 1.800.332.PLUS or visit

About AlliedBarton Security Services
AlliedBarton Security Services is the industry's premier provider of highly trained, responsive security personnel. Client-focused security officers and managers located across the country are supported by national resources developed from over 50 years of security experience. More than 55,000 employees and 120 offices provide security for several thousand clients in many industries, including approximately 200 Fortune 500 companies. As the most honored security officer services company, AlliedBarton leads the industry in award-winning programs. AlliedBarton has been recognized by Training magazine, ASTD, Corporate University Xchange, Leadership Excellence and the American Business Awards, among others. For more information call 1.866.825.5433 or visit


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