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Office: (972) 559-5800
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American Association of Laboratory Directors

Shipping Digital Evidence

If evidence is being shipped to the laboratory, please contact the NTRCFL for specific instructions regarding submittal procedures. For most examinations, submit only the central processing units and the internal and external storage media, and remember to:

  • Use a sturdy cardboard container when shipping computer components. If possible, use the original packing case with the fitted padding. Use large, plastic bubble wrap or foam rubber pads as packing and never use styrofoam because it lodges inside computers and/or components and creates static charges that can cause data loss or damage to circuit boards. Seal the box with strong packing tape.
  • Pack and ship central processing units in the upright position. Label the outside container THIS END UP.
  • Secure loose media such as disks, cartridges, tapes, hard drives, etc., to avoid movement during shipping.


Shipping Address:

NTRCFL
Attn: ECT
301 North Market Street, Suite 500
Dallas, Texas 75202
Telephone: 972-559-5800

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.  

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