Welcome to the Chicago RCFL's (CGRCFL) Web Site

The Chicago Regional Computer Forensics Lab (CGRCFL) is conveniently located in downtown Chicago, and is available to any law enforcement agency throughout our 19 county service area. We provide technical assistance and training in a variety of digital forensics techniques. Click here to view the latest training schedule.

What is an RCFL?

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, but not limited to —

To learn more about digital forensics, the National RCFL Program, and the CGRCFL, we invite you to visit our Web site often.


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.

03/15/2012: Former Illinois Governor Begins Prison Term

Rod Blagojevich began serving his 14-year prison sentence at the Federal Correctional Institution Englewood in Colorado. The Chicago RCFL provided digital forensics expertise to prosecutors for the ex-governor's two trials.   GET THE FULL STORY >>

Upcoming Training Opportunities

There are no upcoming classes at this time.