FBI links to JSA Web site

The Federal Bureau of Investigation has updated the Jewelry and Gem (JAG) portion of its Web site and linked it to the Jewelers’ Security Alliance Web site.

A link to a private organization such as JSA ( www.jewelerssecurity.org) is unusual; almost all other links on the FBI’s Web site ( www.fbi.gov). are to government sites, says John Kennedy, JSA president.

“JSA is delighted that the FBI has the confidence and respect for JSA, and its information, to link its website to JSA’s,” Kennedy says. “As a result of our capital campaign, JSA has been able to put substantial resources into developing out website, which has become a vital resource on jewelry,” he continues. “It is now widely used by enforcement agencies and the jewelry industry.”

To go to the JAG site, click first on “About Us” on the FBI homepage, then click on “Headquarters and Programs” in the Resources section. The Jewelry and Gem program is listed under the “Criminal Investigation Division” section of the “Headquarters and Programs” page. On the JAG page, JSA is listed as the only Web site in the “Additional Resources” section.

Kennedy also praised the FBI’s “increasing interest in the huge problems of jewelry crime. This new link is further evidence of the FBI/jewelry industry cooperation which is growing stronger and more effective every day.”