New York City Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly, speaking at the Jewelers’ Security Alliance’s annual luncheon, hailed JSA for its cooperation in the fight against jewelry crime. He noted that losses in the jewelry industry have been cut in half in the last nine years and JSA has been a major part of that effort. “We want to thank the members of the alliance for all their hard work,” Kelly said. “They are the gold standard for safety for America’s jewelry industry.” JSA also gave its ninth annual James B. White Law Enforcement Award to NYPD Detective David Hoey, who has become an expert on the South American gangs that prey on traveling jewelry salespersons.