Welcome to the Alabama
Department of Forensic Sciences
DIRECTOR'S OFFICE

Welcome from the Director



On behalf of our talented and dedicated group of forensic science professionals, I want to welcome you to the Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences (ADFS) webpage. I hope you find this site informative and educational.

ADFS is one of the premier forensic science agencies in the country, and is the only internationally accredited provider of forensic science laboratory services in Alabama.

ADFS is committed to our Mission - the application of science and medicine to the purposes of Justice. Our Mission focuses on the unbiased analysis of evidence originating from criminal investigations from throughout Alabama. We provide our forensic test results to members of the criminal justice system in all 67 counties of Alabama.

ADFS is uniquely positioned in the Justice system of Alabama as an independent State level Agency. Formed in 1935, ADFS is one of the oldest forensic laboratory systems in the United States and receives evidence from over 450 different law enforcement agencies all across Alabama. As an independent Agency, ADFS is neither prosecutorial nor defense oriented. The pursuit of Justice is our only objective and we are limited in this pursuit only by the laws of science and medicine.

ADFS has four core values:

  • (1) SERVICE - to the criminal and civil justice system and to the citizens of the State of Alabama
  • (2) INTEGRITY - of the organization and the individual
  • (3) RESPECT - for our employees as our greatest asset; and
  • (4) QUALITY - in everything we do

Should you wish to pursue a career in Forensic Science and join our excellent team of forensic professionals, please contact our Personnel section via the Employment section of our website. As positions become available, we are always looking for individuals who possess integrity, are motivated, and want to help make our communities safer – each and every day.

As the Director, I welcome your input and feedback on our endeavors – we work for you, the citizens of this great State. You may contact us with any questions, comments or concerns via the Comments section of our website, or email me directly at a.dellamanna@adfs.alabama.gov

Our motto is ONE DEPARTMENT....ONE GOAL.....EXCELLENCE.

Thank you again for taking the time to visit our webpage.



Sincerely,

Angelo Della Manna