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Bureau of Criminal Apprehension

A Division of the Minnesota Department of Public Safety
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Nearly a Half Million Prints Submitted in 2018

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More than 246,000 sets of fingerprints were collected and submitted to the BCA for background checks in 2018. Fingerprint background checks are required for many jobs and volunteer positions.

The BCA processes fingerprints and checks them against state and federal databases.

The BCA also processed more than 175,000 sets of fingerprints for criminal cases in 2018.

Learn about BCA public fingerprinting services.