BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - February 24, 2011) - AlliedBarton Security Services,, the industry's premier provider of highly trained security personnel, in partnership with the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority (MCCA) and the Boston and Cambridge Police Departments, will host a workplace violence and active shooter prevention seminar from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 24, 2011, at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center at 415 Summer Street in Boston, MA. 

"Workplace violence has become more common across the country and can take many forms from a disgruntled employee, to domestic situations, to acts of terrorism," stated Lieutenant Rick Riley, Cambridge Police Training & Certification Unit. "The Police Departments in Cambridge and Boston and across the region work closely together to share information, intelligence and tactics to prevent violence in the workplace and to respond effectively when incidents do occur. Private security, the business community, and the general public are important partners in preventing and responding to these threats."

Each day, two people are killed due to workplace violence and 87 people are injured, on average, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. "At AlliedBarton Security Services, our core purpose is to serve and secure the people, homes and businesses of our communities. As the market leader in contract security services, we are proud to work with our local law enforcement departments to provide a forum where we can raise community awareness and stress preventative workplace violence planning," said David P. Silvey, Vice President & General Manager, AlliedBarton Security Services.

Discussion and workshop topics include practical preparedness:warning signs, policies, response, prevention and protection; domestic partner violence impact on the workplace; community resources and responding to and surviving active shooters.

Speakers include:Lieutenant Rick Riley, Training and Certification Unit, Cambridge Police Department; Sergeant Gary Eblan, Boston Police Department; Sgt. Det. James O'Connor, Boston Regional Intelligence Center (BRIC);Rich Cordivari, Vice President, Learning & Development, AlliedBarton, and David Silvey, 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 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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