Computer Forensic Specialist


The NIU Police Department utilizes cutting edge technology to fight crime. We have our own computer forensic specialist dedicated to the examination of digital evidence in support of criminal justice. Our specialist investigates crimes that occur on campus, and also conducts investigations to assist neighboring police agencies through the use of digital evidence forensics tools.

Our NIU forensic specialist assists in the investigation of crimes, such as:

  • Death investigations
  • Criminal sexual assault
  • Child pornography
  • Crimes of violence
  • Terrorism
  • Financial crimes

Our computer forensic specialist is capable of complete forensic analysis of several types of technology for criminal investigations. For example, our computer forensic specialist may extract financial fraud account records from a call phone, child pornography images from a jump drive or terrorism data from a gaming system.

In addition to completing forensic analysis for NIU, the computer forensic specialist also acts as the Regional Computer Forensic Laboratory for our area. The RCFL is a specialized unit within the Federal Bureau of Investigations in which qualified police officers serve.