301 North Market Street
Dallas, Texas 75202
Office: (972) 559-5800
Fax: (972) 559-5881
Welcome to the North Texas RCFL Website
The NTRCFL opened for business in 2000 and has provided exceptional digital forensics services and training to 150 law enforcement agencies in North Texas. The NTRCFL is managed by a coalition of law enforcement agencies in our region, and we are always looking for new partners to join us. Read about the benefits of participation in the RCFL Program and the many services our laboratory has to offer.
What is an RCFL?
An RCFL is a one-stop, full service forensics laboratory and training center devoted entirely to the examination of digital evidence in support of criminal investigations. The NTRCFL supports investigations into such crimes as, but not limited to –
- Child Pornography
- Violent Crimes
- The Theft or Destruction of Intellectual Property
- Internet Crime
Service Offering - Cell Phone and Loose Media Kiosks
Two kiosks are available on-site — enabling investigators to access digital evidence quickly and easily - please call ahead to schedule an appointment.
Loose Media Kiosk (LMK) — This tool enables users to review evidentiary data found on such items as hendheld electronic devices such as thumb drives, flash media, CDs/DVDs and more.
Cell Phone Kiosk — This kiosk allows users to extract data from a cell phone, put it into a report, and burn the report to a CD or DVD in as little as 30 minutes. Click here to see which phones are actively supported and here to read FAQs about the program.
In The News
5/1/2012: NEW! Case Acceptance Guidelines — As of May 1, 2012, the NTRCFL has issued a new set of Case Acceptance Guidelines. Click here to read more.
04/13/2011: North Texas RCFL Supported Successful Child Pornography Prosecution — Dallas resident Timothy Honnoll, 39, plead guilty in federal court to receiving child pornography, and will serve eight years in prison along with a lifetime of supervised release. The North Texas RCFL provided digital forensics support to the investigation which was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood. According to a press release issued by the FBI's Dallas Division, 600 images and 180 videos of child pornography were found on Honnoll's computer and related storage media.
There are no upcoming classes at this time.