ADFS Arrestee Information


As of October 1, 2010, local law enforcement throughout Alabama are now authorized to collect a biological sample for Forensic DNA identity testing from individuals arrested for all felony offenses and sex offenses. In addition to all felony offenses, there are three (3) misdemeanor arrests that also qualify for DNA collection as sexual offenses.

The three qualifying misdemeanors are Sexual Abuse 2nd degree, Sexual Misconduct, and Indecent Exposure.

Materials to accomplish the collection of these samples are being furnished by the Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences to County Jails throughout Alabama where felony arrestees are routinely subjected to the booking process.

A brief video demonstration on how to use the DNA Collection Kits may be found at here .

DNA samples collected by local law enforcement and processed by the Department of Forensic Sciences are entered, uploaded and searched within the Combined DNA Index System (CODIS) in our continuing effort to identify the perpetrators of unsolved crimes from throughout Alabama.

DNA profiles entered and uploaded by the Department of Forensic Sciences are currently searched against over 8 million other DNA profiles that originate from additional offender and crime scene samples from across the United States.

In the last decade, the Department of Forensic Sciences has successfully utilized CODIS to assist local law enforcement in identifying the perpetrator in approximately three thousand (3,000) previously unsolved investigations. This incredible crime fighting tool will continue to assist law enforcement from throughout Alabama in our collective efforts to make our communities safer.

For further questions, please don't hesitate to let your agencies know that they are welcome to email me directly or to contact the DNA Databank at 205-982-9292.


Angelo Della Manna, MSFS, D-ABC
Assistant Director
Chief of Forensic Biology & DNA
Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences