Pamela Hofsass

Pam Hofsass

As Chief of the Forensic Services Division of the Contra Costa County Office of the Sheriff, Pamela Hofsass holds over 30 years of experience in Law Enforcement, fifteen years of which include forensic science, with an emphasis on DNA analysis.  Pam oversees a full-service crime laboratory with a 10 million-dollar budget serving over 24 LE Agencies and the Sheriff’s Office.

Prior to working at the Contra Costa County Crime Lab, Pam worked in several assignments at the San Francisco Police Department; the Academy (as an instructor), the Crime Lab, the CSI Unit, Sexual Assault and Homicide Details (as an Inspector) and her last post as a Patrol Lieutenant in the Tenderloin.

Pam has taught forensic science and crime scene investigations to first responders and detectives through the Robert Presley Institute of Criminal Investigation. She has presented workshops and case studies throughout the United States and Canada.  She has a BA in Chemistry from Rutgers University and a Master of Science degree in Forensic Science from UC Davis.

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