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Jewelers Mutual Launches Free Security Training Program with JSA

CrimeApr 24, 2023

Jewelers Mutual Launches Free Security Training Program with JSA

The online 16-course “Safety and Security Academy” aims to educate jewelers on crime prevention and loss mitigation.

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Jewelers Mutual Group and the Jewelers’ Security Alliance have teamed up to offer a comprehensive online security training program through UL Solutions that is free for anyone in the jewelry industry.
Neenah, Wis.—Insurance and business solutions provider Jewelers Mutual Group has collaborated with the Jewelers’ Security Alliance (JSA) and UL Solutions to develop an online security training program.

The program, called the “Safety and Security Academy,” is free and available now to anyone in the jewelry industry in the United States and Canada.

The academy empowers jewelers and pawnbrokers to advance their security education and safeguard their businesses from crime, Jewelers Mutual said.

“Security is always a concern in the jewelry industry, and knowledge is power when it comes to jewelers’ safety,” said Mike Alexander, chief operating officer at Jewelers Mutual.

“With crime on the rise, it is more critical than ever to make security education a top priority. Our goal in introducing the Safety and Security Academy is to help our jewelers and pawnbrokers advance their knowledge and skills to keep themselves, their staff, and their businesses safe and secure.”

JSA President John J. Kennedy said at the organization’s annual luncheon last month that the number of jewelry crimes increased 27 percent between 2021 and 2022, hitting a record level

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Powered by PureSafety On Demand by UL Solutions, all Safety and Security Academy content is aligned with JSA’s official jewelry security manual.

Comprised of 16 courses, or 200 total minutes of learning, the comprehensive e-learning program provides foundational education on security best practices.

Jewelers Mutual said coursework can be tailored to business and staff needs.

Lessons include instruction on reducing the likelihood of criminal targeting, decreasing crime-related losses, traveling safely with valuable inventory, and staying safe during and after a criminal incident.

“Complacency can be dangerous to jewelers and pawnbrokers, their staff, and their businesses. The Safety and Security Academy is intended for repeat use. We recommend the coursework is used for new employee onboarding, monthly group training sessions, and ongoing staff refreshers to keep best practices top of mind,” said Alexander.

Jewelers and pawnbrokers interested in learning more and registering for the Safety and Security Academy can visit the Jewelers Mutual website.

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