SSA Chris Pluhar
  Laboratory Director
  3800 W. Chapman Ave
  Suite 800
  Orange, CA 92868

OCRCFL In the news:

04/18/2013: News Radio KFWB Reports on the OCRCFL — The Orange County RCFL was recently featured in story on radio station KFWB.  

04/03/2013: OCRCFL Receives Prestigious International Accreditation — The Orange County RCFL has received International Program accreditation by the American Society of Crime Lab Directors/Laboratory Accreditation Board (ASCLD/LAB). ASCLD/LAB's Executive Director, Ralph Keaton, presented a plaque to the Local Executive Board chairs at today's accreditation ceremony. Read the official FBI press release or full story and click here to watch the video.  

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Orange County RCFL

Welcome to the Orange County Regional Computer Forensics Laboratory (OCRCFL) website. Our mission is to provide the highest quality digital forensics services and assistance to any law enforcement agency within our service area in the Central District of California. Visit us often to learn more about the science of digital forensics, and to take full advantage of the many services offered by the OCRCFL staff.

LAW ENFORCEMENT PERSONNEL: To learn more about the benefits of participation in the RCFL Program, contact Laboratory Director Chris Pluhar on 714.385.6100 or Click here to read a brief fact sheet.

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The OCRCFL requires a minimum of three (3) business days notice if you wish to request our assistance on-site. This includes any request for field seizure, field previewing or field imaging.

The OCRCFL does not accept faxed requests of any kind. Thank you for your cooperation.

Upcoming Training Opportunities

There are no upcoming classes at this time.

Questions? Email us at


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 Mobile Forensic Laboratory!

The Orange County Regional Computer Forensics Laboratory is pleased to announce the roll out of its new Mobile Forensic Laboratory. The "M-LAB", designed and created by the FBI, is a state of the art mobile computer forensics laboratory containing the latest forensic hardware, equipment and software available to law enforcement nationwide. The M-LAB will be used to support field operations for all of the participating agencies at the OCRCFL and will be a valuable regional asset for law enforcement thorughout Orange County and Southern California.

What is an RCFL?

An RCFL is an FBI sponsored full service digital forensics laboratory and training center. The OCRCFL is devoted entirely to the examination of digital evidence in support of criminal and national security investigations, such as, but not limited to —

To learn more about digital forensics, the RCFL Program and the progress being made to establish the OCRCFL, we invite you to check back with us often.

Interested in RCFL Employment/Internship Opportunities?

Follow the links below to learn more about becoming part of the RCFL team:

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OCRCFL Brochure

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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.

OCRCFL Participating Agencies:

Click here to view a complete list of our Participating Agencies