David Garber


David Garber began his career, in 2000, as an Evidence Specialist with the Honolulu Police Department Scientific Investigation Section.  Since 2005, David has been employed as a Forensic Specialist with the Chula Vista (California) Police Department Crime Laboratory.   He has earned two Bachelor of Science Degrees; one in Biology from Creighton University in 1996 and another in Forensic Science from Chaminade University in 2000.

Throughout his career, David performed numerous duties in the field including documenting crime scenes; the identification, collection, and preservation of evidence; identification, collection, and preservation of latent prints; latent blood detection; bloodstain pattern analysis; and crime scene reconstruction.  In 2008, he was promoted to CSI Technical Lead and currently oversees the CSI team including performing technical reviews of casework, creating policies and procedures, and training new team members while continuing to perform general CSI duties. 

David began his involvement in BPA with a basic course in 2005. David earned his Bloodstain Pattern Analyst Certification through The International Association for Identification in 2015.  Since that time, David has conducted numerous investigations involving bloodstain pattern analysis.  He has qualified and offered expert testimony in California and Hawaii.

David’s community outreach includes teaching students enrolled in Forensic classes at various high schools about the application of trigonometry in bloodstain pattern analysis.   He mentors high school 11th graders in a month-long program that exposes the students to real-world work in Forensic Science.  In addition, David is a member of the Chula Vista Police Activities League Executive Board.

David has been a member of the IABPA since 2010.  He is also a member of the International Association for Identification Having been elected to the Bloodstain Pattern Analysis Certification Board in 2019.