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AlliedBarton Security Services and HR Plus in Partnership With the University of Phoenix Present a Free Workplace Violence Prevention Seminar

(November 08, 2011)

IRVING, TX -- (Marketwire) -- 11/08/11 -- 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 University of Phoenix, will host a free workplace violence prevention seminar at the Hilton Garden Inn, 2001 Valley View Lane, Irving, TX, on Thursday, November 10. Breakfast will be provided at 8:30 a.m. with the seminar following from 9:30 - 11:15 a.m.

"None of us want to think about this situation happening in our work environment," said Greg Lilyhorn, security consultant. "However, in light of the increasing number of shootings that occur across the United States, we all must prepare. A lack of preparedness in responding effectively to an active shooter can have disastrous consequences. There are no guarantees against workplace violence, but stressing the importance of open communications with local leaders in partnering to maintain a safe community is our best approach."

"In regards to workplace violence or an active shooter situation, there should not be a question of if it could happen," said Damon Jackson, assistant coordinator of the police academy with the Criminal Justice Center of Tarrant County College. "We now live in a world and workplace that has shown us that the situation will occur. We just need to have a better understanding of how."

Seminar discussion and workshop topics will focus on workplace violence prevention and awareness. Speakers will include: Greg Lilyhorn, security consultant; Damon Jackson, assistant coordinator of the police academy with the Criminal Justice Center of Tarrant County College; Sergeant Thomas Sible, Dallas Police Department SWAT; and Dr. Alex Eastman, emergency room physician at Parkland Hospital.

Attendees will receive a complimentary eBook preview of Bill Whitmore's new book, "Potential: Workplace Violence Prevention and Your Organizational Success" and the full eBook version when it is released later this year.

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.

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 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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