(NEW YORK CITY) - Robert Frank, who served for over 20 years as the Vice President of the Jewelers’ Security Alliance (JSA), has retired. Frank led a vast increase in JSA’s work with the FBI and law enforcement agencies throughout the U.S. He retired after a 46-year law enforcement career that included serving as a homicide detective with the NYPD, Senior Investigator with the NYS Commission of Investigation and Deputy Inspector General at a New York City agency before joining JSA.
John Kennedy, President of JSA, said of Frank’s retirement: “I cannot overstate the contribution that Bob has made to the success of JSA. For over 20 years his tireless and skilled efforts in assisting law enforcement personnel have helped bring about innumerable arrests of criminals attacking the jewelry industry. In the many training sessions he has conducted for jewelers, and through daily telephone and e-mail crime prevention advice he has given to jewelers, he has helped prevent untold numbers of crimes. Bob has been a friend and an endless source of sound advice at JSA. He will be missed.”
JSA announced that Scott F. Guginsky, a 24-year veteran with the New York City Police Department, would succeed Frank as Vice President. Guginsky retired last year as the Commanding Officer of the Organized Theft Squad, which specialized in the jewelry and retail industry. Guginsky has been deeply involved in the investigation of jewelry crimes and the arrest of jewelry criminals for the last 15 years. He also cooperated closely with JSA during those years, including attending and speaking at JSA events. In 2005 Guginsky received JSA’s Annual James B. White Award to Law Enforcement.
Regarding Guginsky’s appointment Kennedy said: “I am thrilled to have Scott join JSA as Vice President. He is one of the most knowledgeable police experts in the U.S. on the subject of jewelry crime, and he has been a close friend of JSA for many years. There is no one better able to follow in the footsteps of Bob Frank and continue his legacy at JSA.”
The Jewelers’ Security Alliance (JSA) is a non-profit trade association providing crime prevention information and services to the jewelry industry. JSA, founded in 1883, has over 23,000 member locations and works closely with the FBI and law enforcement agencies.