Technical Services Manager - Nivanjit Gill



Forensic Bureau Manager, Dr. Nivan Gill, joined the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office in March of 2015. She has laboratory experience of over 31 years. Currently she has oversight over the operations of the Ventura County Forensic Science Laboratory. Nivan served as a Forensic Scientist at the Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Department for 24 years. She was a Forensic Manager and in-charge of oversight of Toxicology, Controlled Substances, Forensic Alcohol, Latent Fingerprint and Crime Scene Units.


Nivan has a Ph. D degree in medical sciences from Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research and has received Bachelor Science and Master of Science degree in Zoology from Punjab University. These institutes are located in Chandigarh, India. She has authored 19 research publications.


She is a certified ASCLD/Lab ISO 17025 Assessor since 2008 and ASCLD/LAB Legacy inspector since 2005 and has participated in several national and international lab assessments. She is a member of several professional organizations, including California Association of Crime Lab Directors.


Nivan’s hobbies are hiking, traveling, and spending time with friends and family.