GIA Alumni NY to host crime prevention lecture
New York--The Gemological Institute of America Alumni’s Manhattan Chapter will present “Crime Prevention for Jewelers: How to Stay Safe in a Dangerous Business” here on March 12.
The lecture, led by Jewelers’ Security Alliance (JSA) President John Kennedy, will cover principal crime risks faced by jewelers and the most effective strategies to avoid becoming a victim.
Risks from robbery, burglary and theft will be discussed, including those faced on the road or outside of a store, office or home.
In addition, each attendee will receive a copy of JSA’s Manual of Security.
The JSA works closely with the FBI and local police on more than 1,500 crimes committed each year in the United States against jewelry firms. JSA is also holding a loss prevention show in Las Vegas from March 6 to 8.
The lecture will be held at Connolly’s, 14 East 47th St. A 6 p.m. cash bar and networking half-hour will take place before a 6:30 p.m. dinner and 7:30 p.m. lecture.
The cost is $49 for students and members and $55 for non-members. Attendance without reservations will require cash at the door based on space availability, which is limited to 50 attendees.
Reservations must be made by March 8. Checks can be made out to GIA-AA-NY and sent to Gail Levine, P.O. Box 18, Rego Park, NY, 11347. Call 718-897-7305 for additional information.