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


Federal Jury Convicts Vestavia Hills Doctor on Charges of Producing and Possessing Child Pornography

Birmingham, Ala. – A federal jury today convicted a Birmingham-area doctor for producing and possessing child pornography, announced U.S. Attorney Jay E. Town and FBI Special Agent in Charge Johnnie Sharp, Jr.

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Huntsville Man Sentenced to 25 Years for Possession of Child Pornography

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. –A federal judge today sentenced a Huntsville man to 25 years in prison for sexually exploiting a 10-year-old child, announced U.S. Attorney Jay E. Town and U.S. Immigration and Custom Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations Assistant Special Agent in Charge James G. Hernandez­.

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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.