With the traditional blessing and the untying of the maile lei...
...the new Honolulu FBI division headquarters was officially open for business on April 9, 2013.
The new FBI building in Kapolei has 160,000 square feet of space.
In the lobby, there's an interactive display honoring FBI agents who died in the line of duty. None are from Hawaii.
If you happen to arrive in custody, you'll find the interrogation rooms.
In the interrogation rooms, there are handcuff bars on the wall.
There's also a state-of-the-art fingerprinting machine.
FBI spokesman Tom Simon says the fingerprint capture machine takes your fingerprint and sends it electronically to West Virginia where they can get information on you.
In the FBI gun vault, there's a sizable armory of weapons that is used for the SWAT team.
It is also for agents who are running an operation that might need some extra firepower.
The armory also includes a display of historical gun that were carried throughout the years.
This is a Thompson submachine gun, better known as the Tommy gun.
The building is big enough to house and maintain FBI vehicles.
FBI vehicles include the impressive MRAP -- the Mine Resistant Armored Personnel Carrier.
The MRAP was used two years ago in a multi-agency raid on a cockfighting and gambling ring in Waianae.
The Kapolei building houses 200 employees -- about half of them are FBI agents.
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