You will hear more from him in future issues of the Daily Hound. Daniel Holstein, Sr. Crime Scene Analyst (Retired) with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, is the guy who Hollywood TV producers directly based William Peterson’s character “Grissom” from the hit TV show CSI: Crime Scene Investigations (Las Vegas).

He has a extensive background in death investigations and bloodstain pattern analysis; as well as Crime Scene Investigations. Prior employment includes the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office (Reserve Investigator) and Riverside County Coroner’s Office (Deputy Coroner II).

A trusted advisor, consultant, trainer and overall sounding board of ours, Daniel teaches at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Department of Criminal Justice. He has worked over 15,000 cases in his career and surely can come up with more than enough stories, slides and training to keep crime scene technicians/investigators and students mesmerized. Call us if you are interested in booking him for a training course or conference.

You may even find yourself reaching in your pockets for a Bic-lighter (for an encore) after one of his presentations! You can give him a shout either through us, or his email:


Get with the program, man…

So what do you do to try and lift prints off rough or textured surfaces? Just give up?

We would recommend before you toss it in, view the demo video below by one of our trainers, Sgt. Mike McCutcheon. More on Mike in a future issue. Let’s just leave it for now that Mike is making his mark as a movie star as well.

Mike has convinced us to offer first-timers of Diff-Lift an unbelievable deal. He is a strong guy and in pretty good shape, so he can twist an arm pretty darn good.

For the month of February, you can buy a roll of Diff-Lift tape not for the regular $13.50 a roll…but for just $6.95 per 1.5” x 60”roll. Yeowch! That’s painful. Item #08200.

*Has to be for a first-time order of Diff-Lift, with a limit of 10 rolls. Offer good until March 10, 2017


AP – Washington…Lynn Peavey Company, the largest supplier of custom and stock evidence tape in the free world is now not making evidence tape available anymore. In an exclusive interview, Doug Peavey (President) has said that the decision is true marketing genius and is sure to help the company grow exponentially in the future.

Not hardly.

Actually just the opposite. We have recently invested in a new, lightning-fast 7-color press to add to our printing press fleet. (We also staffed up with another experienced pressman.) You may have noticed that lead times have dropped down significantly on custom runs.

“Our press capacity and speed is unmatched,” says Doug Peavey. “If you have a need for anything with a sticky-back…anything…Zipr-Weld evidence tape or any size or shape of label…in any quantity or custom message…now’s the time to ask for a quote.”

We think that Doug may be feeling the pressure of hundreds of thousands of dollars tied up in the printing area. Sounds like he might be willing to make a deal for you. Just a little hint.


All of the nay sayers. The experts who say cops just don’t care anymore. Unique or innovative marketing is dead. That all you want is “just the facts.” Less words and just the lowest price.

Well, to heck with them. If I want to write a little bit about some of the products we individually make and package and talk about our innovation, I will. I’ve admittedly listened and heeded their advice in the past few years…all to try and save a couple extra bucks. I have felt stifled. Like my true personality hasn’t come through. No more.

If you don’t want the long version, you are big enough to skip through to the price at the end. And you if think our price isn’t low enough, you can always rely on our price matching guarantee.

You will start to see more of the old Doug Peavey in all that we do. Warning – If you didn’t like us 20 or 30 years ago, you’re probably not going to like us much better now.

The folks at the Lynn Peavey Company are the best at their craft… whether it be making the best crime scene investigation products…or servicing the sale after it is made. Every one of them is personable, honest and down to earth, and I think it’s time again to accent those traits.

Enough said here. There’s more to come. We hope that our renewed efforts don’t turn you off and cause you to “click the unsubscribe” button. We just want to express ourselves and explain how we are different from everyone else. That’s all.