SALT LAKE CITY, UT--(Marketwire - Aug 22, 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, will host a free workplace violence prevention seminar. The seminar will be held on Wednesday, September 26, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the downtown Hilton, 255 SW Temple, Salt Lake City, UT. Breakfast will be provided.

"Workplace violence is one of the top threats business owners, law enforcement agencies and our communities face today," said Ralph Ley, Protective Security Advisor, Utah District, U.S. Department of Homeland Security. "One of the best preparedness 'tools' available to public and private sector leaders is to remain aware of the latest trends, mitigation strategies and available resources regarding this issue."

"Workplace violence, school violence and domestic violence are three arenas that have converged over the recent years, and at times, all occurring in the same setting," said Dr. Manny Tau, Psy.D. "These incidences do not occur in a vacuum and often many have leakage and pre-attack behaviors involving threat posturing, preparatory behaviors and/or rehearsal fantasies. This advanced seminar will address a continuum of problematic, predatory and violent behaviors and their warning signs to assist employers in their violence prevention efforts."

"Each topic we discuss within the workplace violence continuum is an ongoing and serious concern for all individuals," said Bill Whitmore, CEO and President, AlliedBarton Security Services. "Through education and awareness, we can keep prevention tactics at the forefront of discussion within our businesses, homes and communities. It is important to know the warning signs and have a prevention plan in place to decrease the risk of violence. By working with neighboring businesses, emergency departments and employees, you can increase awareness and keep a focus on this ever-growing and evolving topic."

Seminar discussion topics will include workplace violence prevention and your organizational success; workplace violence and threat assessments; and homeland security -- sharing information to keep our homeland secure. An expert panel will also hold a question and answer session.

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.

Speakers and panel members include: Ralph Ley, Protective Security Advisor, Utah District, U.S. Department of Homeland Security; Manny Tau, Psy.D.; and Bill Whitmore, CEO and President, AlliedBarton Security Services.

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 through 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. In 2011 and 2012, HR Plus was named to Workforce Management's Hot List of top screening providers, and in 2011, to HRO Today's Baker's Dozen. 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 self-certifies adherence to the U.S. Department of Commerce U.S.-EU and U.S.-Swiss Safe Harbor Framework. 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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