Jewellers discuss trends, theft and security at annual round table in Toronto

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The topics up for discussion at this year’s Jewellers Security Executive Round Table included the criminal use of diamonds, trends and statistics of jewellery crime in Canada, robbery liability and training, identity theft/payment card theft, duty of care, security risks and organized crime. The event, hosted by ASAP Secured Inc. with the support of Jewellers Vigilance Canada (JVC), took place at the Royal York Hotel in Toronto.

The round table, attended by 35 industry members, was the ideal event for Canada’s leading retail jewellers to come together and address the issues that are most pertinent to our industry.

“From the attentive industry members to the timely topics, this Jewellers Security Executive Roundtable was a huge success,” says Phyllis Richard, Executive Director of Jewellers Vigilance Canada Inc. “The retailers and other industry members who attended came away with practical and vital information on trending security issues. JVC hopes that we can support another forum such as this with ASAP Secured. The round table was well done and well executed maximizing the industry members’ time spent.”

Jewellers Vigilance Canada has partnered up with the RCMP and launched a Crime Prevention Program due to jewellery crime growing in over 4000 retailers and 1200 suppliers. JVC’s mandate includes crime prevention, resource protection and safety awareness, with a package available for access within the industry to a database on criminal activity. The package also includes a crime prevention manual and instructional video, as well as access to the JVC security library. CJ

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