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Bureau of Criminal Apprehension

A Division of the Minnesota Department of Public Safety

MNJIS Products and Services

​​​MNJIS services and tools are available primarily to criminal justice agencies. Most services and tools have eligibility requirements set by law or BCA policy. As a result, the BCA must approve all requests for services.

Request Access

Criminal justice agencies can review a list of products and services​ to obtain product/service descriptions, request access and​ obtain technical information.​

Joint Powers Agreement

Before any new tool or service can be added, a Joint Powers Agreement must be in place. Below are sample resolutions for your use in obtaining city or county authorization to enter into a Joint Powers Agreement.

If you have any questions about this process, contact the BCA Service Desk.

Product Fact Sheets

In addition, the BCA provides Fact Sheets and FAQs about many of its projects and services. 

Product or Service

​Fact Sheet

Additional Information

Criminal History System (CHS)

​Fact Sheet


​Crime Reporting System

Fact Sheet

NIBRS vs. Summary Crime Reporting​​
​eCharging Fact Sheet
​Gun Permit Background Check System Fact Sheet
​Livescan Fact Sheet
​Minnesota Repository of Arrest Photos (MRAP) Fact Sheet

NIST File Specifications

​Protection Orders Fact Sheet
​Statute Service Fact Sheet Criminal Justice Statute Service
Suspense Prevention​ an​d Resolution Fact Sheet
​Use of Force Reporting Fact Sheet