|Honolulu Police Department|
Main Police Station, Beretania Street
Jenny Delos Santos presented our guides with traditional kukui nut lei at the beginning of our tour.
|Officer Croom welcoming SinC/Hawaii|
to the HPD museum tour
|HPD Officer Fatu|
I couldn't tear myself away from the Deceptograph because I'm a Deceptograph too. I police my stories relentlessly to find and eliminate the lies in them. Alas, as with all polygraph machines, I am notoriously unreliable.
Gail Baugniet, author of Soft-boiled Pepper Bibeau mysteries
What is a Mass Spectrometer?
Evidence collected by Honolulu Police Officers or Detectives is first turned over to Evidence Lockers, to protect chain of custody and to label and record. Any evidence that must be tested is then sent to the Lab, most often drugs such as marijuana or methamphetamines.
The Rear room of the laboratory is a one-lane indoor firing range, where test fire examinations are held. They also compare fired bullets and shell casings, and restore defaced serial numbers on weapons and other items.
The Gunshot Residue Lab is where they test for what we all know from CSI shows as “GSR”. GSR can be found on the skin or clothing of the person who fired the weapon, on an entrance wound of a victim, or on other target materials at the scene. Clothing or other items submitted to the lab can be tested to determine presence of GSR.
|Jenny with the Motorcycle Display in the Museum|Sisters and Misters in Crime/Hawaii
HPD arranged special seating for us
in the Police Museum for a special presentation
by HPD Officers Croom and Fatu
Officer Croom telling the story behind the HPD Police badge