To provide specialized scientific-analytical, forensic and advisory services to foster administration of justice, private sector; and general public safety.
A center of excellence in the provision of scientific-analytical, forensic, and advisory services.
To safeguard people’s lives, property, and the environment as well as enhance the country’s private sector competitiveness through the provision of timely, reliable, accessible, and affordable scientific-analytical, forensic, and advisory services.
- Quality Services
- Team work
DGAL is headed by a Director who oversees the functions of the Directorate through three department which are
- Criminalistics and Laboratory services
- Quality and Chemical verification
- Regional Laboratories.
The Department of Criminalistics and Laboratory Services has four division laboratories namely;
- Forensic Biology
- Firearms and Tool marks
- Questioned Documents and Digital Forensics
The department of Quality and Chemical verification has four division laboratories namely;
- Food and Drugs
- Water and Environment
- Chemical Microbiology and Bioterrorism
- Pesticide Residue Laboratory
The Department of Regional Laboratories comprises of regional laboratories in Mbale, Mbarara, Gulu, and Moroto. These serve to bring services nearer to the people.
DGAL head office
Plot 2, Lourdel Road, Nakasero, Wandegeya, Kampala
DGAL Gulu Regional Laboratory
Plot 4 C, Princess Road, Gulu City
DGAL Mbale Regional Laboratory
Plot 15-35 Lyadda Road, Mbale, Mbale City
DGAL Mbarara Regional Laboratory
Plot 7 Kitunzi Road, Mbarara City
DGAL Moroto Regional Laboratory
Plot 2-12, Independence Avenue, Mini JLOS House, Moroto Municipality