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Chippewa Valley Regional Computer Forensics Lab

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The Chippewa Valley Regional Computer Forensic Laboratory (CVRCFL) is a collaboration of investigators/examiners from the Eau Claire Police Department, the Eau Claire County Sheriff’s Department, the Altoona Police Department, and the Wisconsin Department of Justice-Division of Criminal Investigation. The CVRCFL helps identify, preserve, extract, and examine computer, cell phone, and other digital evidence for prosecution of a wide range of crimes committed in the Chippewa Valley.  In addition, the laboratory proactively works ICAC (Internet Crimes Against Children) investigations to identify and arrest child sexual predators in the Chippewa Valley.


The Eau Claire Police Department has two full-time, specially trained detectives assigned to the Chippewa Valley Regional Computer Forensics Lab.


Digital evidence is one of the fastest growing areas of evidence as related to criminal investigations. CVRCFL investigators work on a variety of cases including drug investigations, ICAC investigations, financial crimes, thefts and homicides. As technology expands in both power and mobility, the CVRCFL continues to prove to be a vital asset for the Eau Claire Police Department in keeping the community safe.


Financial donations are accepted through the Eau Claire Community Foundation.

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Detective Chad Stedl                                                                  Detective Wade Beardsley                     

Lead Digital Forensic Examiner                                                    Digital Forensic Examiner

715-839-3888                                                                            715-839-5008