Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension Cold Case Assistance

​The Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) provides cold case assistance to law enforcement agencies throughout Minnesota. The BCA assists agencies in the evaluation and continued investigation of unsolved cold cases.

The BCA has an experienced Investigations division, as well as a premier Forensic Science Laboratory that performs numerous types of DNA analysis on cold case evidence including STR, Y-STR, mtDNA and PCR testing. The BCA works diligently with forensic scientists, prosecutors, victim advocates and local police and sheriffs departments to ensure that the highest level of integrity and investigation is applied to all cold cases.





Donations to the Spotlight on Crime fund are welcome. To make a donation, contact the Minneapolis Foundation at 612-672-3878.
Spotlight on Crime is a fund that provides cash rewards for information that helps solve violent crimes. It is a collaboration between members of the Minnesota Business Partnership and public safety officials.