SOURCE: AlliedBarton Security Services

AlliedBarton Security Services

AlliedBarton Security Services

May 19, 2011 09:06 ET

AlliedBarton Security Services, HR Plus, New York Police Department, Credit Suisse, BOMA/NY and ASIS International New York City Present Free Workplace Violence Seminar in Manhattan

MANHATTAN, NY--(Marketwire - May 19, 2011) - 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, in partnership with Credit Suisse, New York Police Department, BOMA New York and ASIS International New York City Chapter, will host a free workplace violence prevention seminar. Practical Preparedness for Workplace Violence will be held from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Friday, June 3, 2011, at Credit Suisse at One Madison Avenue in New York, NY. Bill Whitmore, CEO and President of AlliedBarton, and Lawrence Loesch, former NYPD Deputy Chief and Vice President and General Manager for AlliedBarton, will provide introductory remarks.

"With workplace violence now accounting for 10 percent of all fatal work injuries, this disturbing trend is one we at BOMA/NY must address as the first line of defense for New York's three million office tenants," said BOMA/NY President Edward M. Fallon, RPA. "Through this seminar, we will be able to give our management professionals and building teams both insight and information on coping with such potential events."

"Workplace violence can take many forms from a disgruntled employee, to domestic situations, to acts of terrorism," stated Sergeant Stephen Iannone, NYPD SHIELD. "NYPD SHIELD is a public-private partnership based on providing best practices, lessons learned, counterterrorism training opportunities, and information sharing and we are honored to participate at this workshop as we continually partner with private sector security managers with the goal of protecting New York City from terrorist attacks."

"The threat of violence in the workplace constantly evolves," said Steven M. Crimando, MA, BCETS, CHS-V, Managing Director, Extreme Behavioral Risk Management. "Plans, policies and procedures for preventing violence on the job must be revisited to address this type of changing threat. What violence in the workplace looks like today is very different than a decade ago and what it will look like a decade from now. Outdated violence prevention plans can be as risky as having no plan at all. In a time of tightening budgets and ongoing threats to security, businesses can leverage their security force by expanding frontline employees' ability to detect and deter violence within or against the organization. Any violence prevention expert will tell you that effective security requires a layered approach. Employees form that first and often most critical layer. With the right sort of awareness, tools and training, frontline employees can and should be the first line of defense against violence in the workplace."

Speakers include: Edward M. Fallon, RPA, President of BOMA/NY; Steve Crimando, MA, BCETS, CHS-V, Managing Director of Extreme Behavioral Risk Management at XBRM; Sergeant Stephen Iannone, NYPD SHIELD; and Lawrence Loesch, Vice President, General Manager, AlliedBarton.

Media interested in attending this event are encouraged to RSVP to the press contact in this release. There is no cost to attend this public service event.

About HR Plus
HR Plus offers comprehensive employment and background screening solutions though 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. 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 50,000 employees and 100 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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