SOURCE: AlliedBarton Security Services

AlliedBarton Security Services

April 27, 2012 16:11 ET

AlliedBarton Security Services, HR Plus, the San Antonio Police Department, the ALERRT Center at Texas State University - San Marcos, and Tidewater, Inc. Present a Free Workplace Violence Prevention Workshop

SAN ANTONIO, TX--(Marketwire - Apr 27, 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, in partnership with the San Antonio Police Department, the Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training (ALERRT) Center at Texas State University - San Marcos and Tidewater, Inc. will host a free workplace violence prevention seminar from 1-4 p.m. on Thursday, May 3, 2012. The workshop will be held at the Marriott Plaza, 555 S. Alamo, San Antonio, TX, with lunch served at noon.

"Unfortunately, violent incidents in the workplace are becoming increasingly common," said Terry Nichols, Founder and Assistant Director, ALERRT, Texas State University - San Marcos. "Owners, managers and supervisors must not only plan for this threat, but they must also train their employees on how to respond should a tragic, violent event take place in their work area. The Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training Center at Texas State University has been actively involved in training more than 40,000 police officers across the nation in tactics and response strategies to the active shooter threat for more than 10 years. It is considered to be the standard in active shooter response training. As a former SWAT Team Commander and operator, education and training have become a standard and it is important to prepare for critical incidents long before an incident occurs."

"It is vital that organizations look beyond the act of violence itself," said Ryan Broughton, CEM, CBCP, CHS-IV, Senior Emergency Manager, Tidewater, Inc. "Organizations need to prepare for the impacts that workplace violence will have on their entire operation and all of their employees as well as implement methods to quickly restore normalcy post incident. While the act of violence may be resolved in minutes, the impacts will be felt for months to years afterwards."

"By knowing the warning signs of workplace violence, employees will have a greater chance of survival should an incident occur," said AlliedBarton's Gina Krenek, SPHR, HR Director. "This seminar will explore the workplace violence continuum, the warning signs of danger and how to keep yourself safe when the worst happens. It is important to have an understanding of what to do in a workplace violence situation to not only protect yourself, but the others around you."

Workshop discussion topics will include recognizing and preventing workplace violence; emergency management and continuity programs; the shootings at Fort Hood and Virginia Tech; training procedures; active shooter response strategies; and developing a workplace violence prevention plan.

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

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.

Seminar speakers and partners include: Terry Nichols, Assistant Director, Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training, Texas State University - San Marcos; Ryan Broughton, CEM, CBCP, CHS-IV, Senior Emergency Manager, Tidewater, Inc.; Gina Krenek, SPHR, Regional HR Director, AlliedBarton Security Services; and the San Antonio Police Department.

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 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 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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