ARMED SECURITY ESCORTS
Look for experience to protect you
by John J. Kennedy, president, Jewelers' Security Alliance
There has been an upsurge in violence against those who carry jewelry
on the road. Armed gangs from South America have attacked traveling jewelry
salespeople, personnel in trunk and remount shows, retailers moving goods
between stores and/or repair shops and trade show travelers.
In response to this threat, more and more jewelers are using armed escorts
to accompany them in risky circumstances. The best armed escorts are off-duty
police officers with experience and training in crime prevention specifically
dealing with jewelry.
Quality armed escorts can cost $25-$50 per hour. Costs depend on the
difficulty and danger of the job, the amount of time involved and whether
it is a long-term contractual relationship.
To join the JSA, call (800) 537-0067 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here are a few select security companies with significant jewelry industry
clients. These companies use off-duty police personnel with a track record
of providing quality service. As a matter of policy, JSA does not endorse
Intel Security Systems Inc.
3600 Fletcher Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90065
Frank A. Barcott Security and Investigations
P.O. Box 2278
Cypress, CA 90630
Safety Escort Services Inc.
284 E. Prospect Ave.
Mt. Vernon, NY 10553
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Argus Protective Services
10 West 66th St.
New York, NY 10023