On October 21, 2021, Executive Assistant Chief of Police Albert Martinez presented Assistant to the Special Agent in Charge Jeremy J. Ehrhardt of the United States Secret Service North Texas Cyber Fraud Task Force with an appreciation plaque for the continued partnership between the Dallas Police Department and the USSS NTCFTF. As part of the 2021 Violent Crime Reduction Plan, and in an effort to provide holistic focused-deterrence interventions in collaboration with our federal partners, the Dallas Police Department has opened a Digital Forensics Laboratory housed inside of Jack Evans Police Headquarters. This facility is staffed with Dallas Police Officers who are deputized as United States Secret Service Task Force Officers and have received specialized training in the area of digital forensics at the National Computer Forensics Institute. Investigators are now able to extract digital evidence from laptops and computers through specialized equipment provided by the USSS and the NCFI.
Chief Martinez stated, “It’s a tremendous step forward for the Department to have an in-house laptop and computer extraction facility. This will improve our investigations overall and provide our detectives with an incredibly valuable tool to assist them with their casework.”