CENTENNIAL, Colo. (CBS4)- The FBI lab located in Centennial is one of the only centers like it in the West. It’s also touted as one of the best in the nation.
The Rocky Mountain Regional Computer Forensics Laboratory isn’t just another computer laboratory with a network of wires and machines. The lab uses the latest technology to track the latest technology that criminals may be using. It also makes it easier to fight crime in the Denver metro area.
“This is a lab that doesn’t just produce results, we’re going to see the fruits from these labors down the road,” said Arapahoe County District Attorney George Brauchler.
Brauchler was there as the lab received a high honor on Wednesday afternoon. It received international program accreditation from the world’s leading forensic laboratory accrediting agency, the American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors- Laboratory Accreditation Board.
That accreditation recognizes the lab as one of the best in the country to use technology evidence in everyday crime fighting.
“Right now there’s a trial going on in Douglas County on a possession of child pornography case where we are using RCFL products to try and convict someone of possession of child pornography,” said Brauchler.
Investigators in the lab retrieve information from computers, cell phones or flash drives that were seized as evidence.
“If there’s evidence that is relevant to the investigation they can bookmark that evidence, save it and preserve it on a DVD and present that in court,” said laboratory director Sean O’Brien.
O’Brien said that nearly every crime investigated today involves some form of computers.