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Welcome to the Heart of America RCFL Web Site

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 crimes
  • Fraud.

To learn more about computer forensics, the National RCFL program, the Participating Agencies and to see what the future holds for the HARCFL, we invite you to explore our web site and to click on any of the links listed here.


FY 2012 Annual Report — The FY 2012 RCFL Annual Report is now available for download or to read on-line. Read the Annual Report now!

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.

The Heart of America RCFL offers training. Link to our online Training Registration web site.

  • ImageScan training is available for all law enforcement personnel that conduct on-site child pornography investigations. Click here to learn more about this cutting-edge technology.
  • Basic Internet Investigations is designed as a basic introduction to conducting investigations on crimes conducted via the internet. Click here to learn more and sign up.

New Customer Satisfaction Survey

If you've recently taken advantage of one or more of our service offerings, please take a moment to complete our new Customer Satisfaction Survey. We are continually striving to improve our service to the community and your input could be a huge help.

HARCFL Collectibles Now Available!

The Heart of America RCFL is now offering collectible coins. Click here for more information.


Topeka Satellite Lab Information

08/01/2013: Missouri Man Receives 180-Year Sentence for Child Abuse

Daryl D. Lemasters of Platte City was convicted in June for sexually abusing two girls, now ages 9 and 11. Today, Lemasters, a Cub Scout leader and a business owner, was ordered to serve six consecutive 30-year sentences for crimes allegedly committed over a 4-year period. The HARCFL provided digital forensic support.   Read the press account >>

HARCFL Training

There are no upcoming classes at this time.


RCFL Speakers Bureau

The RCFL Program is offering this new service to law enforcement agencies and other organizations that want to learn more about us and the world of digital forensics. Requesting an expert speaker from any one of our 16 RCFLs is simple and easy – start by clicking here.