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In the News

03/14/2014: Northwest Regional Computer Forensics Lab Receives Prestigious Accreditation — The American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors/Laboratory Accreditation Board (ASCLD/LAB) International recently accredited the Northwest Regional Computer Forensics Laboratory (NWRCFL) in digital and multimedia evidence. According to ASCLD/LAB, 308 laboratories in the nation hold ASCLD/LAB international accreditation. (Full Story)  

Upcoming Training

There are no upcoming classes at this time.

Welcome to the Northwest (NW) RCFL's Web Site

The NWRCFL officially opened for business on September 9, 2005. Any law enforcement agency with jurisdiction in Oregon and Southwest Washington may now submit requests for assistance and training simply by using this Web site or contacting us directly.

The NWRCFL is still seeking interested law enforcement agencies that wish to join our team. Contact Laboratory Director Jennifer Burnett on (503) 249-3750 or send an e-mail to for more information.

We invite both the general public and our colleagues in law enforcement to visit this Web site often to learn more about the science of digital forensics, and to take full advantage of the many services and valuable expertise that the NWRCFL offers.

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–

  • Terrorism
  • Child Pornography
  • Crimes of violence
  • The Theft or Destruction of Intellectual Property
  • Internet Crimes
  • Fraud.


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.

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.