About the Leahy Center

The Leahy Center is a world-class laboratory designed to international standards, focused on establishing and assisting with public and private sector initiatives surrounding cybercrime, digital forensics and information assurance. As a leader in the Digital Forensic higher education arena, Champlain College offers students an opportunity to learn by participating in professional-level lab work at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. The Leahy Center provides computer forensics and digital investigation operational support, training, research, and other technical services to assist law enforcement agencies in Vermont and throughout the nation in areas related to computer forensics and other digital investigations.


The main goal of the LC is to advance the field of computer forensics and digital investigation practice, with a particular focus on law enforcement and the public sector. It is to be a center of education, training, and information resources for digital investigation, computer forensics,  law enforcement, government, and higher education communities. Through commitment to these goals, we hope to continue to provide quality work for the whole of the forensics community.


  • A center of education, training, and information resources for digital investigation, law enforcement, government and higher education communities
  • A credible and neutral source of information and services for Vermont and the Northeast region of the United States
  • A research and professional development hub for Champlain College students and faculty

The LC is made possible by funding from the U.S. Department of Justice Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) and Champlain College, as well as material support from the Burlington Police Department, Vermont State Police and the Vermont Internet Crimes Task Force (ICTF).