November 12, 2002
JSA Recognized by FBI
The Federal Bureau of Investigation took an unusual step in adding a link to the Jewelers' Security Alliance Web site from its site. The link is a nod to the JSA's comprehensive coverage of jewelry industry crime. Though the FBI's site provides links to other government sites, it's rare for to link to a private organization.
"JSA is delighted that the FBI has the confidence and respect for JSA and its information," said John Kennedy, JSA president. "As a result of JSA's Capital Campaign, JSA has been able to put substantial resources into developing its Web site, which has become a vital resource on jewelry crime and is widely used by law enforcement agencies and the jewelry industry."
The link to JSA appears on the FBI's updated Jewelry and Gem Program page. A link to the JAG page appears prominently on the FBI's homepage. "The FBI has shown an increasing interest in the huge problem of jewelry crime," said Kennedy. "This new link is further evidence of FBI/jewelry industry cooperation which grows stronger and more effective every day."
by Peggy Jo Donahue