Digital Forensics

The Fort Worth Police Department’s Digital Forensic Laboratory (DFL) was created in 2004 and is currently located at 1000 Calvert Street.

The DFL is a support unit within the Criminal Investigations Division and reports to the lieutenant of the Forensic & Economic Crimes Section. The DLF sergeant supervises the five sworn detective examiners, one civilian examiner, and one office assistant.

Each examiner must agree not to promote or transfer for five years once selected to for the unit. Forensic training is expensive and each examiner is required to obtain the IACIS Certified Forensic Computer Examiner (CFCE) certification.

Examiners are provided state-of-the-art hardware, software, and training to allow for the examination of seized computers, mobile devices, and surveillance video. This includes the ability to conduct JTAG and Chip-off procedures to acquire data from micro-processing chips found inside computer, tablets, and cell phones.

Fort Worth Police Foundation

The Fort Worth Police Foundation, formerly known as the Fort Worth Police Officers’ Award Foundation, is a non-profit organization that exists to recognize and promote the professionalism and excellence of Fort Worth Police Officers. Founded in 1981, it was established by the business community to support local police and recognize excellence in performance with the ultimate goal being a reduction in crime. To make a donation, or for more information, click the button below.

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