State Forestry Corps

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State Forestry Corp
Corpo Forestale dello Stato
Agency overview
FormedOctober 15, 1822
DissolvedDecember 31, 2016
Superseding agencyMinistry of Agriculture
Jurisdictional structure
Operations jurisdictionItaly
Officers of the State Forestry Corp.

The State Forestry Corps (Italian: Corpo forestale dello Stato or CFS) was a national police agency in Italy. It was established on 15 October 1822 by Charles Felix of Sardinia as Amministrazione forestale per la custodia e la vigilanza dei boschi. The five Italian autonomous regions have their own corps of forestry police under regional or provincial control (Corpo forestale regionale/provinciale), which have not been disbanded.[1] CFS was dissolved on December 31, 2016, and all personnel become militarized and absorbed by the Carabinieri's Comando unità per la tutela forestale, ambientale e agroalimentare.


The CFS had police powers and acted as a park ranger force responsible for protecting Italy's natural resources, the environment, countryside and ecosystems, especially national parks and national forests. It also acted as a criminal investigative department and as a typical police force. Its specialist duties included arresting poachers, investigating environmental violations, illegal building, counterfeit foods, safeguarding protected animal species, enforcing endangered species laws, and preventing and fighting wildfires through 15 regional commands and its fleet of 22 fire-fighting aircraft. It had responsibility for managing activities related to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species in Italy.


The CFS was an agency under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Forestry. It was part of the Direzione Investigativa Antimafia (DIA) (Anti-Mafia Investigation Department). The CFS was also responsible for civil protection in Italy's mountain areas and for disaster relief. If necessary, the CFS could also be used in tasks of public order in the city and any urban context.

Regional Corps[edit]

The autonomous forestry corps of the special statute regions have not been suppressed, and are active in Sicily, Sardinia, Val d'Aosta, Friuli Venezia Giulia and Trentino Alto Adige.

Corporate profile[edit]

The CFS's emergency telephone number for reporting forest fires was 1515. The CFS's vehicle livery was green with a white stripe and the words Corpo Forestale dello Stato in white along the side. The vehicle plates began with the letters "CFS" in red.

Rank insignia[edit]

NATO code OF-10 OF-9 OF-8 OF-7 OF-6 OF-5 OF-4 OF-3 OF-2 OF-1 OF(D) Student officer
Corpo forestale dello Stato[2]
Dirigente generale del cfs.png Dirigente superiore del cfs.png Primo dirigente del cfs.png Vice questore aggiunto del cfs.png Commissario capo del cfs.png Commissario ruolo direttivo ordinario del cfs.png Commissario ruolo direttivo speciale del cfs.png Vice commissario del cfs.png
Dirigente generale Dirigente superiore Primo dirigente Vice questore aggiunto forestale Commissario capo forestale Commissario forestale (direct entry trainee) Commissario forestale (internal recruitment trainee) Vice commissario (internal recruitment trainee)
NATO code OR-9 OR-8 OR-7 OR-6 OR-5 OR-4 OR-3 OR-2 OR-1
Corpo forestale dello Stato[2]
Ispettore superiore scelto del cfs.png Ispettore superiore del cfs.png Ispettore capo del cfs.png Ispettore del cfs.png Vice ispettore del cfs.png Sovrintendente capo del cfs.png Sovrintendente del cfs.png Vice sovrintendente del cfs.png Assistente capo del cfs.png Assistente del cfs.png Agente scelto del cfs.png Agente del cfs.png
Ispettore superiore scelto Ispettore superiore Ispettore capo Ispettore Vice ispettore Sovrintendente capo Sovrintendente Vice sovrintendente Assistente capo Assistente Agente scelto Agente

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "SardegnaCorpoForestale - Home page".
  2. ^ a b "l'art. 1324 "Attribuzione della qualifica di luogotenente ai marescialli aiutanti dell'Arma dei carabinieri" del decreto legislativo 15 marzo 2010, n. 66 ovvero "codice dell'ordinamento militare" entrato in vigore il 9 ottobre 2010" [art. 1324 "Attribution of the title of lieutenant to the assistant marshals of the Carabinieri" of the legislative decree 15 March 2010, n. 66 or "code of the military order" entered into force on 9 October 2010] (in Italian). October 2017.

External links[edit]

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