Monthly Meeting Information

Speaker for December 4th, 2018


Speaker Mr. Mike Grubb from San Diego County Sheriffs Department Crime Lab is a 1975 graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, Forensic Science Program in the School of Criminology.

From 1975 to 1980, Mr. Grubb was a criminalist at the Institute of Forensic Sciences in Oakland, Calif.

In 1980 he moved to the Seattle area and went to work for the Washington State Patrol Crime Laboratory System, conducting casework in Trace Evidence, Firearms, Biology and Crime Scenes. Mr. Grubb became a supervisor in 1989 and eventually became the Crime Lab Director in Seattle in 1996.

In 1999, Mr. Grubb accepted the position of Crime Lab Manager at the San Diego Police Department Crime Lab, and was there 12 years before moving over to the Sheriff's Regional Crime Laboratory in December 2010.

He is a member of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, the American Society of Crime Lab Directors, and the California Association of Crime Lab Directors. He is a former Chair of ASCLD/LAB, the international crime laboratory accrediting body.

Mike and his wife Debbie have three children and six grandchildren. 

Topic of Interest


The title of his talk is; “A New Sheriff's Crime Lab – and an Interesting DNA Case”. Since 1994 the Sheriff's Regional Crime Lab has been located in the old Clairemont Hospital, a building that is now 55 years old. Deterioration of the building led to approval by the Board of Supervisors to construct a new Sheriff's Crime Lab at the County Operations Center in Kearny Mesa. We moved into the new lab in August 2018. This will be a quick photo tour. 

In 2013 a child molester was active in Escondido and San Marcos. He would enter homes in the middle of the night and fondle little girls. This presentation discusses a novel way of using DNA to detect who the perpetrator was.  

Future Information

December 4th, 2018 Christmas Event (White Elephant Gift)


December 4th, 2018

Christmas Event - Spouse / Companion / Guest night: All spouses (significant others) will have dinner provided by the section. Each person in attendance to bring a wrapped white elephant gift ($10.00 - $15.00)

January 1st, 2019

Happy New Year's Day

No Meeting

Have a great New Year Eve

See You February 5th, 2019

Past Chairman's Night