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Acceptance Criteria and Evidence Submission Forms

The BCA Forensic Science Service has issued a new policy on case acceptance.  This policy establishes acceptance criteria for each discipline of forensic testing.  This policy is being put in place to assist agencies and the BCA in determining what should be submitted for analysis.

This new policy also implements new forms for the submission of evidence.  These forms are designed to streamline the submission processing and evidence testing.  The new evidence submission forms are fillable PDFs.  Our plan is to eventually transition to an electronic submission platform.  The forms are set-up by case type and include Crimes Against Persons (001-EV-CAP), Criminal Sexual Conduct (001-EV-CSC), Controlled Substance (001-EV-DRG), Fire Investigation (001-EV-FI), and Property Crimes (001-EV-PC).  For larger submissions, there is an Additional Evidence Submission Form (001-EV-ADD) that can accompany the primary case type form.  We understand there will be a transition period and ask that all submissions after January 1, 2016 use the new evidence forms.  Please note that driving related cases must fill out a 001-EV form if submitting more than blood or urine kit evidence.  If the driving related incident involves only a blood or urine kit then you need not submit a 001-EV.  The kit sheet is sufficient for these types of cases.  Select the links below to view the policy and forms.  They are also located on the Evidence Submission Page.

Case Acceptance Criteria

Crimes Against Persons (001-EV-CAP)

Criminal Sexual Conduct (001-EV-CSC)

Controlled Substance (001-EV-DRG)

Fire Investigation (001-EV-FI)

Property Crimes (001-EV-PC)

Additional Evidence Submission Form (001-EV-ADD)



The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension Forensic Science Service provides quality forensic science services for the criminal justice community and fosters partnerships that promote research, education and overall forensic science laboratory improvement.


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