POLICE EVIDENCE SPECIALIST III UNIT WATCH SUPERVISOR
Evidence Specialist III with 9.5 years of experience. Specialty areas include crime scene processing and forensic analysis.
05/2005 to Current
Police Evidence Specialist III Unit Watch SupervisorHonolulu Police Department – Honolulu, HI
Supervisor: Hugh Okubo (808) 723-3003.
Hours worked per week: 40.
Salary: $55,488 per year Supervised 3-6 watch personnel monitoring training, career progression, day-to- day operations, and other administrative duties; occasionally overseeing personnel from other watches as well.
Currently in the process of working towards accreditation for the Crime Scene Unit as the Technical Coordinator.
Crime scene investigations in cooperation with H.P.D.
Documentation and processing of various crime scenes.
Photography of crime scenes using a digital SLR camera and equipment.
Prepared sketched diagrams and computer-generated diagrams of the crime scene using Crime/Crash Zone (CAD application).
Recovery of evidence at the scene and handling of evidence from time of recovery to submission into the evidence room and presentation in courtroom testimonies (maintain chain of custody).
Processed scenes and evidence for latent prints using various methods:.
forms of powders (volcanic/black, magnetic, fluorescent).
fuming techniques (cyanoacrylate (vacuum and humidity chambers) and vacuum metal deposition) Used forensic light sources to search scene or evidence for biological substances.
Performed presumptive tests for presence of blood: phenolphthalein, Hemident.
Processed evidence in the laboratory for latent prints (work requests).
Recorded all results and conclusions in the form of case notes and formal reports using LIMS and RMS software applications.
Provided expert witness testimonies in courtroom trials.
Trained new hires in all aspects of crime scene documentation and processing.
Instructed new police recruit classes in latent print processing and diagramming techniques.
in local career/job fairs.
Collaborated in speaking engagements with local schools and associations.
Attended national professional conferences (IAI) and numerous training courses in crime scene processing techniques and procedures.
04/2004 to 05/2005
Research AssociatePacific Health Research Institute – Honolulu, HI
06/2001 to 02/2004
Research Associate IIHuman Genome Sciences, Inc – Rockville, MD
Master of Forensic Sciences degree: National University - La Jolla San Diego, CA GPA: GPA: 3.6 The Chancellor's ListGPA: 3.6 The Chancellor's List
Bachelor of Arts: Biology University of Virginia - Charlottesville, VA Biology
Environmental Sciences GPA: GPA: 3.1 Dean's ListEnvironmental Sciences GPA: 3.1 Dean's List Co-president of the Brotherhood of United Young Asians (BUYA). Student member of the Vietnamese Students Association (VSA), Chinese Student Association (CSA), Asian Student Union (ASU), Biology Society, and the Environmental Sciences Organization (ESO).
Certified Crime Scene Investigator (International Association for Identification).
August 2007 August 2012.
Certified Crime Scene Analyst (International Association for Identification).
February 2013 February 2018.
International Association for Identification (IAI). 2006 Present. Member # 21979.
International Association of Arson Investigators (IAAI): Hawaii State Chapter #62. 2005 Present.