Welcome to the Alabama
Department of Forensic Sciences
ABOUT FORENSIC BIOLOGY

The Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences (ADFS) is a state forensic science laboratory system with a long and reputable history of over 80 years of service to the citizens of the state of Alabama. ADFS was established in 1935 and is the only forensic science system present within the state of Alabama. The Forensic Biology discipline is comprised of four casework regional laboratories and one DNA database laboratory.

Scientists within the casework laboratories are responsible for analyzing biological evidence recovered by all 452 local and state law enforcement agencies within the state of Alabama. Each regional casework laboratory serves a particular segment of the geographic and population centers present within Alabama and are located in Huntsville, Birmingham, Montgomery, and Mobile.

The full range of Forensic Biology analyses are performed in each of the four regional casework laboratories, including serology and forensic DNA analyses.

For forensic biology evidence submission information, please see our evidence submission guidelines.


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