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How to Report Criminal Activity or Tips about George Floyd’s Murder

Minnesotans have been a valuable source of information as the state responds to criminal activity across the Twin Cities. We encourage you to continue to be vigilant and to provide information. Where you call depends on what information you are providing. Following the guidelines below will best ensure your information gets to the right people as quickly as possible. It may take multiple tries to get through but please continue to call.

Call 911 if you have information or need assistance such as those listed below.

  • Active criminal activity
  • Emergency response requests
  • Violations of tonight’s curfew
  • Vehicles without license plates or with visible real or makeshift weapons
How to report criminal activity or tips

Call the FBI at 1-800-CALLFBI (800-225-5324) or the BCA at 651-793-7000 if you have a tip for federal or state investigators about George Floyd’s murder or the activities listed below. Photo/video files can also be submitted at

  • Amassing of fireworks, liquor bottles or other incendiary device tools
  • Planning or planned attacks or criminal activities
  • Plans occurring on social media to target a specific area or building
Submit photos/videos

BCA Closed to the Public

The BCA will be closed to the public beginning on Monday, March 30, effective until further notice. The BCA has made this temporary change to help ensure social distancing for members of the public and BCA staff. The BCA will continue to process background checks that are mailed.

Gov. Tim Walz issued an executive order for Minnesotans to stay home​ to help limit the spread of COVID-19.

Keep Up to Date on the State Response to COVID-19

Minnesota's State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) has been activated to help coordinate response and information related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Go to the SEOC webpage for the latest information on Minnesota cases, the governor's executive orders, resources and ways you can help during this challenging time.


Fiscal Analysis: Sexual Assault Kit Legislation

​The Minnesota Legislature is considering legislation regarding sexual assault kit testing, storage and tracking. Here is some analysis about the fiscal note attached to this legislative proposal that was provided to legislative leaders.


Beware of COVID-19-Related Scams

scams-during-the-COVID-19-crisis-03302020.jpg​The COVID-19 pandemic has brought out the best in many people. But, as in every crisis, there are those who would take advantage of the situation for their own gain, and this is no time to let down your guard. In this case, cyber criminals know COVID-19 has created a lot of interest and fear, and their counting on the public's interest in obtaining information or assistance online. They're using that to conduct financial fraud and disseminate malware with social media, email and direct contact.

Learn what to look for and how to stay safe from scams in our latest blog.