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Bureau of Criminal Apprehension

A Division of the Minnesota Department of Public Safety
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The Bureau of Criminal Apprehension Administrative Services includes a wide range of services and educational programs for Minnesota's criminal justice community and the public.

Training Services

BCA Training provides training on topics ranging from advanced skills training to business practices to technology. Members of the criminal justice community receive this training at BCA facilities in St. Paul and Bemidji, at criminal justice partner locations, and online.

Administrative Services

BCA Administrative Services includes several programs created to help the criminal justice community better interact with the public to solve crimes and aid in investigations. These include not only public outreach efforts such as Amber Alert and the Minnesota Missing & Unidentified Persons Clearinghouse, but education efforts like NetSmartz and DARE.