JECTF Evidence Intake and Call-Out Procedures

Evidence Intake Hours: The JECTF accepts evidence between 8:00am – 4:00pm Mondays through Fridays. Please direct all evidence intake-related questions to Dana Terrell at (205) 347-0608, and please contact this number in advance if there is a need to drop off evidence after 4:00pm.
 
Evidence Submission Requirements for Member Agencies:

  • Complete evidence intake form
  • Provide copy of I/O report, statements, etc.
  • Provide copy of signed search warrant
  • Provide any other supporting documentation

 
Evidence Submission Requirements for Non-Member Agencies:

  • Must be a felony case*
  • Complete evidence intake form
  • Provide copy of I/O report, statements, etc.
  • Provide copy of signed search warrant
  • Provide any other supporting documentation

*Non-member agencies may submit a non-felony case on a “needs-basis” only. Please direct all questions to (205) 347-0608.
 

Call-Out Procedures: With more and more evidence of criminal activity being captured or maintained on electronic devices, the JECTF is maintaining a call-out list in the event that your agency is at a crime scene and feels it would be best to involve one of the JECTF examiners to assist in collecting electronic evidence on-scene.
 
To have a JECTF examiner respond to your scene, please have the officer or investigator needing assistance to first notify UAPD dispatch (205-348-5454); UAPD dispatch maintains the current call-out list and will notify the on-call examiner.
 
The JECTF Lab is located in the Cyber Hall building on UA’s Campus, 100 3rd Place Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35487. For all law enforcement and academic enquiries, please email JECTF@ua.edu or call (205) 347-0608.
 
**Note: do not enter the address into Google Maps; it may not direct you to our location due to the recent construction and road changes in the area. Please use the UA Campus Map to find us.