RCFL Service Areas can provide services from evidence seizure to courtroom testimony.

RCFLs train law enforcement to handle, identify, preserve, store, and transport digital evidence. For a schedule, see your local RCFL.

The work of RCFL provides crucial evidence in cases nationwide.


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 such as:

  • Terrorism
  • Child pornography
  • Crimes of violence
  • Trade secret theft
  • Theft or destruction to intellectual property
  • Financial crime
  • Property crime
  • Internet crime
  • Fraud

RCFL Service Areas


Jury Conviction on Federal stalking charge

A former Richmond, Texas man has been found guilty of systematically torturing a former girlfriend by sending horrific images and threatening email messages. The Greater Houston RCFL conducted forensic examinations on the evidence associated with this case.

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Producer of child pornography sentenced to 360 months in prison

John Allen Chumley was a long-haul truck driver who transported child pornography across state lines and traveled with one of his victims, now a 10-year-old boy. Greater Houston RCFL forensic examiners reviewed evidence in this case.

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What is computer forensics?

Computer or digital forensics is the application of science and engineering to the recovery of digital evidence using legally acceptable methods. Examiners use digital investigation and analysis techniques to determine what could be legal evidence on devices ranging from computers to cell phones to cameras. Examiners are capable of locating deleted, encrypted, or damaged files and data that may serve as evidence in a criminal or national security investigation.