Western New York RCFL

Welcome to the Western New York's Regional Computer Forensics Laboratory's (WNYRCFL) Web page. On September 7, 2006, we officially opened for business - and accept service requests from any law enforcement agency within the designated 17 counties of Western New York.

The WNYRCFL's mission is to provide our customers with high quality digital forensics services and training. 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 WNYRCFL has to offer.

The WNYRCFL 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 Laboratory Director Robert Kosakowski on (716) 362-8600 or via e-mail, Robert.Kosakowski@ic.fbi.gov.

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 WNYRCFL 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 WNYRCFL's training information and to see a comprehensive listing of the RCFL Program's course offerings.

News & Updates

07/03/2013Buffalo Man Sentenced on Child Pornography Charges

Jeremy Otrosinka, 32, of Buffalo, New York, was convicted of possession and distribution of child pornography and will spend the next 15 years of his life in prison. The Western New York RCFL provided digital forensics expertise to Project Safe Childhood investigators who worked the case.   Learn more.

Upcoming Training

There are no upcoming classes at this time.