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Welcome to the Kentucky RCFL


06/06/2013: Louisville Man Guilty of Harboring 20,000 Images of Child Pornography — A Louisville man pleaded guilty in United States District Court before Magistrate Judge Dave Whalin to a six-count federal grand jury indictment charging him with violating federal child pornography laws including the possession of child pornography announced David J. Hale, United States Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky. The Kentucky RCFL provided digital forensics assistance in the case.   Read the FBI press release.

Upcoming Training:

There are no upcoming classes at this time.

Welcome to the Kentucky Regional Computer Forensics Laboratory (KRCFL) Web page. Our mission is to provide the highest quality digital forensics services and assistance to any law enforcement agency with jurisdiction in the state of Kentucky.

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, training, and valuable expertise that the KRCFL provides.

The KRCFL is still seeking participating agencies from the local law enforcement community to join us in this important effort. Click here to read about the benefits of participation in the RCFL Program, or contact our Laboratory Director on (502) 852-4454.

After Hours / Weekend / Emergency Service, please call 502-475-5456.

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. The KRCFL supports investigations into such crimes as, but not limited to—

  • Terrorism
  • Child Pornography
  • Homicide
  • Violent Crimes
  • The Theft or Destruction of Intellectual Property
  • Internet Crime
  • 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.

Training Opportunities

Click here to view the KRCFL's training information and to see a comprehensive listing of the RCFL Program's course offerings.

U of L Students

To learn about internships at the KRCFL, click here to read about the Student Co-op Program.