Forensic And Laboratories Department


The criminal laboratory was established in the Public Security Directorate in 1965.

In 1995, the forensic laboratory was separated from the Department of Criminal Investigation, as it became a separate department under the name of the Criminal Laboratory Department.

In 1998, this department was renamed the “Laboratory and forensics  Department”.

In 2012, the Criminal Sciences Training Center was established in this department.

On 22/7/2013, His Majesty the Supreme Commander King Abdullah II Ibn Al-Hussein - may God protect him - inaugurated the current building of the department.


Reaching the highest levels of excellence in conducting technical and laboratory analyzes to detect crime within international standards.


  • Carrying out technical analyzes and laboratory tests of the highest quality, with utmost accuracy and according to internationally approved standards.
  • using the best scientific techniques through specialized experts who are distinguished by their high professionalism.
  • creativity and impartiality in order to achieve justice.
  • apply the law and preserve human rights.

Core Values

  •  Integrity. 
  • Proficiency. 
  • Accuracy and speed of completion. 
  • Teamwork. 
  • Confidentiality.
  • Transparency. 
  • Neutrality. 
  • Efficiency. 
  • Credibility.
  • Reliability.
  • Normative.
  • Creativity and.
  • The rule of law.