Device Examination Request

WE WILL REOPEN MONDAY, MAY 4, 2020! WE WILL BEGIN ACCEPTING EVIDENCE THAT DAY, YOU ARE NOW ABLE TO SHIP OR DROP OFF EVIDENCE.

Due to the large volume of examination requests received by the DFCL it is necessary to implement a new evidence intake process. Beginning August 1st 2016 all evidence submitted to the DFCL lab must follow this new procedure. Any evidence submitted to the lab without a DFCL assigned case number and submission form will be returned.

The DFCL lab specializes in the chip-off process. Before submitting a device for chip-off be aware of how the courts in your area view the process. A best practice is to include chip-off verbiage in your warrant.

Submitting a device for examination

The DFCL accepts mobile devices for examination from US law enforcement agencies. We accept computers on a limited basis from Utah based agencies only. See below for cost.

DFCL does not accept devices from Private labs or non-law enforcement organizations at this time. 

To submit a device for examination:

  1. Complete the below online form. Email must be a department email NOT personal.
  2. You will receive an email with your assigned DSU-DFCL case number. DO NOT submit any evidence before receiving this case number.
  3. Once you have a DSU-DFCL case number, you can mail your device(s), a copy of the warrant/consent, and your contact information(business card will suffice) to:

    DFCL Lab
    ATTN: DSU-DFCL case number
    225 S. University Avenue
    University Plaza Building D
    St. George, UT 84770

  4. On completion your device and examination report will be returned to the provided address.
  5. For local law enforcement agencies, drop off/pick up hours are Monday and Wednesday from 8:30 am – 11:30 am and 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm, and Friday from 8:30 am – 2:00 pm

Associated Fees

State of Utah:

  • Cell Phones
  • Examination -> no charge
  • Computers (call for availability)
  • Examination -> no charge (media fee may apply)
  • Expert Testimony
    • Travel and lodging -> as needed
    • Per diem -> no charge
    • Expert witness fee -> no charge

Out of State:

  • Cell Phones
  • Examination -> $300 per device
  • Media fees -> $50 for any report over 16GB
  • Additional fees -> applied as needed for media storage
  • Expert Testimony
    • Travel and lodging -> as needed
    • Personnel -> $300 a day

Device Examination Request

Cell Phone Examination Request

Contact Information

Service Details

Law enforcement agency for which the exam is being performed
Please include warrant/legal authority when submitting evidence to the DSU lab. Evidence can not be processed until warrant is received.
Sending

Contact

Mark Spooner, MSc

Director

Email: Mark.Spooner@dixie.edu

Phone: 435-879-4440

Office: University Plaza D, 203A

Joan Runs Through

Assistant Director/Lab Examiner

Email: rusnthrough@dixie.edu

Phone: 435-879-4420

Office: University Plaza D, 202

Kristi Jones

Administrative Assistant

Email: Kristi.Jones@dixie.edu

Phone: 435-879-4428

Office: University Plaza D, 103