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Bureau of Criminal Apprehension

A Division of the Minnesota Department of Public Safety

Leadership Team

The Bureau of Criminal Apprehension supports local agencies in their efforts to solve and prevent crimes. The BCA is led by a team with decades of experience in the various specialty services the BCA provides. You can reach any one of them at 651-793-7000. The BCA organizational chart lists the sections that report to the superintendent and deputy superintendents.

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​Drew Evans


Drew Evans became Superintendent of the BCA in 2015. Superintendent Evans oversees all aspects of the BCA, which is comprised of three divisions – Minnesota Justice Information Services, Investigative Services, and Forensic Science Services.
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​Dana Gotz

Deputy Superintendent of Minnesota Justice Information Services

Dana Gotz oversees the BCA’s Minnesota Justice Information Services section. MNJIS is the BCA’s technology section – providing systems, tools and processes for criminal justice agencies to use to share information about individuals in Minnesota’s criminal justice system.
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​Jeff Hansen

Deputy Superintendent of Investigative Services

Jeff Hansen heads the BCA’s Investigative Services, which includes predatory crimes, narcotics, homicide and conflict investigations, as well as the Minnesota Fusion Center, the Financial Crimes Task Force and the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.
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​Catherine Knutson

Deputy Superintendent of Forensic Science Services

Catherine Knutson leads the BCA Forensic Science Services. Its crime scene team collects evidence at crime scenes and its two laboratories analyze evidence submitted by law enforcement agencies for testing. BCA forensic scientists will often testify about their work during criminal court cases.