Edward “Chip” Pollock

Supervising Criminalist,

Sacramento County District Attorney

Laboratory of Forensic Services

Edward “Chip” Pollock has over 19 years experience in forensic science, and currently works as a supervising criminalist for the Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office Laboratory of Forensic Services. His areas of expertise include analyses of fiber, paint and polymer, fire debris, and gunshot residue, as well as forensic microcopy, crime scene processing and crime scene reconstruction. Mr. Pollock is a member of the Elemental Analysis Working Group that has been conducting studies on the elemental analysis of glass to provide a basis for the utility of elemental analysis and provide a foundation for the statistical analysis and interpretation of the results. He is also an instructor for the Homicide Course presented by the Institute of Criminal Investigation and a lecturer in the California Criminalistics Institute Fiber Identification and Comparison Course. He has a B.S. in biochemistry, a Fellow certification in general criminalistics from the American Board of Criminalistics, and worked as a senior criminalist with the Sacramento Regional Laboratory of the California Department of Justice Bureau of Forensics Services prior to his current position.