Longtime JSA Vice President Retires

Robert Frank, the former police detective who served as vice president of the Jewelers’ Security Alliance for more than 20 years, has retired from the organization.

Frank will be succeeded by Scott F. Guginsky, a 24-year veteran of the New York City Police Department. Guginsky retired last year as commanding officer of the department’s Organized Theft Squad, which specialized in jewelry and retail industry crime. In 2005, he received JSA’s Annual James B. White Award to Law Enforcement.

Frank retired after a 46-year law enforcement career that included work as a homicide detective with the NYPD, and senior investigator with the NY State Commission of Investigation.

“I cannot overstate the contribution that Bob has made to the success of JSA,” said John Kennedy, president of JSA, in a statement. “In the many training sessions he has conducted for jewelers, and through daily telephone and email crime prevention advice he has given to jewelers, he has helped prevent untold numbers of crimes.”