HARTFORD, CT--(Marketwire - Feb 16, 2012) - AlliedBarton Security Services, the industry's premier provider of highly trained security personnel, and HR Plus, a leading provider of background screening services, in partnership with the Association of Contingency Planners and Greater Hartford BOMA, will host a free workplace violence prevention seminar. The seminar will be held at Northeast Utilities Auditorium - 107 Selden Street, Berlin, CT, on Tuesday, March 13. Registration and breakfast will begin at 7:30 a.m. with the seminar following from 8:00 - 12:30 p.m. Lunch will also be served.

"Seminars like this can help to prepare employees for potential incidents of all types," said Captain Kelvan Kearse, Windsor Police Department and Regional SWAT. "By creating opportunities for employees to increase their knowledge of dealing with bomb threats, shootings and other potential workplace violence threats, we not only increase their safety at work, but in their communities. It is extremely important for law enforcement, security, business and community leaders to work together to develop response plans and provide training and direction to increase safety. This is especially true today given the potential and very real threats posed by terrorists groups from outside and within our country."

"When it comes to a topic with as much weight and impact as workplace violence, we must never stop the process of educating ourselves and others," said Brent O'Bryan, Vice President of Learning and Development, AlliedBarton. "Education and continued commitment help lead to awareness, intervention and prevention in the workplace."

"Safety is an ever-growing concern in any industry," said Kara Braun, Vertical Market Director, AlliedBarton. "We have to inform employees at all levels so they understand the importance of workplace violence prevention and awareness."

Seminar discussion and workshop topics will focus on personal safety and workplace violence prevention and awareness. Speakers will include: Captain Kelvan Kearse, Windsor PD and Regional SWAT; Kara Braun, Vertical Market Director, AlliedBarton; and Brent O'Bryan, Vice President of Learning and Development, AlliedBarton.

Attendees will receive a complimentary copy in eBook format of Potential: Workplace Violence Prevention and Your Organizational Success, written by AlliedBarton's CEO and President Bill Whitmore.

Potential, www.potentialthebook.com, 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 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 www.hrplus.com.

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 www.AlliedBarton.com.

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