U.S. Security Associates Arms Security Officers With Skills to Defuse Workplace Violence Threats

U.S. Security Associates Inc.

ATLANTA, Aug. 13, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Although workplace violence can strike anywhere, research indicates that there are factors at some workplaces that may increase the risk of violence. At sites where such risk factors are present, including medical health facilities, universities, school districts, and private schools, U.S. Security Associates (USA) augments security officer training on the management of potentially threatening behavior.

The training curriculum is focused on cultivating the security officer's ability to anticipate the potential for violence and defuse the threat through non-violent intervention. Security officers participate in basic and advanced programs incorporating verbal de-escalation skills training (e.g. Verbal Judo), physical intervention training (e.g. CPI®, MOAB®, Copkido or a combination), and USA Security Academy courses on preventing workplace violence, recognizing behavior patterns, interacting with disturbed persons, controlling aggressive individuals, dealing with difficult people, and more.

The central theme is a compassionate approach to dealing with unstable individuals and aggressive behavior. Self-defense skills are taught for use only as a last resort in life-threatening situations.

Relevant to each client's philosophy, needs and risks, USA works to deliver a combination of security policy recommendations, targeted training, and teamwork that will dramatically reduce the risk of injuries and ensure optimal resolutions of threat situations. USA's workplace violence security officer training solutions are informed by understanding of legal and regulatory concerns, experience in a variety of industries and settings, and the expertise of USA's Consulting and Investigations team in developing comprehensive enterprise workplace violence prevention and threat assessment programs.

As one of USA's certified trainers says, "At the end of the day we want to make the workplace as safe as possible for our clients' customers, visitors, and employees, and for our security officers. The techniques we use are meant to manage and control a violent or potentially violent situation in the most compassionate way possible – safety first. If officers can identify warning signs of an unstable individual by reading body language and recognizing verbal cues, they can prevent violent situations from erupting. That is our ultimate goal."


U.S. Security Associates (USA) is North America's security solutions leader, with 160 locally-responsive offices providing premier national security services and global consulting and investigations. The company provides career paths for over 46,000 security professionals serving several thousand clients and a range of industries. Innovative applications of leading-edge, proprietary technology enable USA to rank annually among the world's best training companies, meet the globally recognized ISO standard for quality management, and underscore world-class customer service with unparalleled accountability. USA's rise as one of today's largest security companies is a natural byproduct of these differentiators together with a commitment to investing in employee reward and development, giving back to local communities and relentlessly striving to be the best security company delivering Solutions for a Safer WorldTM. For more information, visit www.ussecurityassociates.com.

CONTACT: Brian Dooling, Vice President of Marketing 770.625.1550 bdooling@ussecurityassociates.com

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