Senator Patrick Leahy Center for Digital Investigation & Cybersecurity

US Senator Patrick Leahy at Champlain CollegeThe Senator Patrick Leahy Center for Digital Forensics & Cybersecurity 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 overriding mission of The Leahy Center is to advance the field of digital investigation practice, with a particular focus on law enforcement and the public sector.


  • 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 Leahy Center I 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).