U.S. Government Donates Fume Hood to PNP Crime Lab

Police Chief Superintendent Aurelio C. Trampe, Jr., PNP Crime Laboratory Director, shakes hands with U.S. Department of Justice International Criminal Investigative Training Assistance Program (ICITAP) Assistant Program Director Byron San Marco after signing the donation letter. Back row: ICITAP Office Manager Tito Donato looks on with PNP Crime Laboratory Police Chief Inspector Miladenia Tapan, Police Chief Inspector Elizabeth Bulan, and Senior Police Officer II Sonia Corpuz.

Manila, November 29, 2017 — The U.S. Embassy in the Philippines donated a fume hood to the Philippine National Police (PNP) Crime Laboratory at Camp Crame in Quezon City on November 22, 2017.  The fume hood ensures safe lab activities in the chemical division of the lab and will support training on forensic science techniques used to link international criminal and terrorist organizations.

The U.S. Department of Justice International Criminal Investigative Training Assistance Program (ICITAP) donated the CSI Model 47 laboratory fume hood with motor blower to the PNP Crime Laboratory Chemistry Division.  Police Chief Superintendent Aurelio C. Trampe, Jr., Director of the Crime Laboratory, accepted the equipment from ICITAP Assistant Program Director Byron San Marco.

The fume hood, valued at Php176,000 including installation, was funded by the U.S. government’s Global Security Contingency Fund (GSCF).  GSCF is a unique program to provide near-to-mid-term assistance to enhance the capabilities of partner country military forces, and other national-level security forces that conduct border and maritime security, internal defense, and counterterrorism operations.