§ 5–1501.02. Establishment of the Department of Forensic Sciences.
(a) There is established as a subordinate agency in the executive branch of the government of the District of Columbia, the Department of Forensic Sciences.
(b) The mission of the Department shall be to provide high-quality, timely, accurate, and reliable forensic science services and public health laboratory services with:
(1) The use of best practices and best available technology;
(2) A focus on the delivery of unbiased science and an emphasis on promoting transparency in operations; and
(3) The goal of enhancing public safety and the fair and balanced administration of justice.