(NEW YORK) – Jewelers’ Security Alliance (JSA) announced the names of the recipients of its annual awards, which will be presented at a virtual Zoom event on Wednesday, January 6, 2020 at 2:00 p.m.
Receiving the 22nd Annual James B. White Award to Law Enforcement are FBI Special Agent Ivan Romo and Los Angele Police Department Detective Dennis Bopp. Both serve on the FBI Major Theft Task Force based in Los Angeles, and have conducted important investigations involving South American theft gangs and Chilean burglary gangs that target the jewelry industry.
Receiving JSA’s 16th annual Industry Service Award is Joe Barnard, Director of Stores for Bernie Robbins Jewelers, which has branches in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Barnard hosts a crime prevention network that shares information on crimes and suspects with a large group of similar stores, and provides valuable insights on current retail jewelry practices to JSA.
John Kennedy, President of JSA, said: “While JSA is sad that we cannot present these awards in person as we usually do at our Annual January Luncheon in New York, we are pleased to invite all JSA’s members, friends and supporters to be with us virtually for the awards ceremony, and a presentation on ‘The State of Crime in the Jewelry Industry; 2021’.”
To register for JSA’s free virtual event, click here.
When: Jan 6, 2021 2:00 PM EST
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the event.
For further information, contact John Kennedy, President of JSA, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Jewelers’ Security Alliance is a non-profit trade association providing crime prevention information and services to the jewelry industry. JSA, founded in 1883, has over 20,000 member locations, and works closely with the FBI and law enforcement agencies, both in the U.S. and abroad. Visit JSA at www.jewelerssecurity.org.