Certifications & Education
Pollock’s professional certifications, organizations, and appointments include:
- Criminalistics General Knowledge Examination (GKE) certification from the American Board of Criminalistics (ABC).
- Member of the Chemistry / Instrumental Analysis Scientific Area Committee (SAC) – Materials (Trace) Subcommittee within the Organization of Scientific Area Committee (OSAC).
- Subject matter expert technical assessor for ANAB – ISO/IEC 17025:2017 (AR 3125) Forensic Laboratory Accreditation Assessments
Pollock earned his B.S. in Biochemistry from the University of California – Davis. He continues to keep up to date on the latest forensic trends and technologies through an array of specialized trainings and seminars.
Edward “Chip” Pollock is a forensic expert with more than 30 years of experience in the field of forensic science. Prior to founding Broad Spectrum Forensics, he spent time learning, developing, and perfecting his forensic science expert skills, serving as a criminalist and criminalist supervisor before directing an ANSI National Accreditation Board (ANAB) accredited forensic laboratory. As laboratory director, he managed more than 40 administrative and technical personnel and was responsible for overseeing a $12 million annual budget.
Pollock has testified as a forensic expert witness for more than 500 cases in various California Superior Courts. He has also testified as a forensic expert witness in U.S. District Federal Court in the Western and Eastern District of California.
Pollock offers consulting services in a variety of areas of forensic sciences including but not limited to trace evidence analysis, fire debris analysis, crime scene investigations, shooting incident reconstruction, blood stain pattern analysis, general criminalistics, etc.
Law Enforcement Experience
As a forensic scientist with more than 30 years of experience in law enforcement, Pollock is exceptionally qualified to provide expert consulting services, education, and training to law enforcement agencies, law firms, and institutions of higher learning. He provides instruction to ensure their staff becomes better informed on the nature of physical evidence and the techniques, instrumentation, and methodologies used in the analysis of physical evidence.
Pollock has extensive experience in various areas of forensic science and forensic training including, but not limited to:
Crime Scene Reconstruction and Response
- Blood Stain Pattern Interpretation
- Shooting Incident Reconstruction
- Major Crime Scene Response including Officer Involved Shooting Incidents
- Gunshot Residue
- Fibers / Textiles
- Physical Fit Analysis
- Paints / Polymers
- Fire Debris Analysis
- General Physical and Chemical Analysis