CONSHOHOCKEN, PA--(Marketwire - Feb 14, 2012) - AlliedBarton Security Services,, the industry's premier provider of highly trained security personnel, has been recognized as one of Training magazine's Training Top 125 companies for excellence in employer-sponsored training and development programs for the seventh consecutive year. AlliedBarton was the first security company to be ranked on this prestigious list in 2006. Training magazine is the leading business publication for learning and development professionals. The 2012 Training Top 125 were revealed during an awards gala held February 13, at the Training 2012 Conference & Expo in Atlanta, GA.

"We are honored to continually be recognized for our training programs as we see a critical connection between training and our ability to fulfill our core purpose," said Jim Gillece, AlliedBarton Chief People Officer and Senior Vice President of Human Capital Management. "This award validates our position as the most honored security officer services company and this seventh consecutive win pays tribute to our network or trainers and every AlliedBarton employee who puts their training into action every day for our clients."

The 2012 Training Top 125 criteria placed additional emphasis on the qualitative scoring and required even more specific evidence of the effectiveness of training programs and their role in the achievement of corporate strategic goals than in years past.

"This award is very important to AlliedBarton as it shows our strengths in training and leadership development," said Bill Whitmore, AlliedBarton President and CEO. "Our quality employees are a reflection of our industry-best training. I am pleased that we have been recognized by training experts for excellence in training and development as this is a critical differentiator within the security industry. We will continue to develop and grow our employees to meet our clients' needs."

AlliedBarton's professionally designed and executed approach to training and development program, the AlliedBarton EDGE, provides employees at all levels comprehensive and ongoing training in a variety of formats including eLearning. Delivering world-class virtual and classroom training programs ensures that security officers are professionally trained for the requirements of the sites to which they are assigned. AlliedBarton's training curriculums are continually updated to accommodate the many industries the company serves including chemical and petrochemical, higher education, commercial real estate, financial institutions, government services, healthcare, manufacturing and industrial, residential communities and shopping centers.

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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