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Chris Duque, Internet Safety Awards... Aloha, Dave and Bill

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Christopher Duque is a thirty year veteran of the Honolulu Police Department and had just recently retired in February of 2007. While with HPD, he has worked in the Uniform Patrol Division and the Narcotics/Vice Division. In 1985, he was promoted to Sergeant/Detective and was assigned to the Criminal Investigation Division and remained in that division until his retirement in February 2007.


His last assignment in CID was with the White Collar Crime Unit where he specialized in cybercrime investigations and computer forensics.


Detective Duque is still considered and recognized as one of Hawaii’s leading computer and Internet crimes investigator. He has conducted investigations in a wide assortment of criminal offenses. These include the trafficking of child por.n.ography, identity theft, various forms of Internet fraud, hacking and network intrusion cases, harassing and threatening cases, and child exploitation cases.


In 1999 Detective Duque was instrumental in obtaining federal grant funding to form the Hawaii Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (HICAC).


In 1999 Chris Duque investigated Hawaii’s first documented Internet frauds in which personal information (names, date of births, social security numbers, etc.) were used to perpetrate the fraud. This was years before the existing Identity Theft statutes were created. The suspect was identified, arrested, prosecuted, and convicted.


He is still incarcerated at this time serving a ten year sentence.


In 2002 Detective Duque was recognized as Detective of the Year and was also nominated as Employee of the Year for the City and County of Honolulu. During the same year he was also awarded the title of “Top Cop” from various state and local organizations.


Chris Duque is currently working in the private sector as a consultant and continues to provide community services in the form of presentations...