Minnesota Sex Crimes Investigators 
                Association (MN/SCIA)
                   Established in 1991

Welcome to the Minnesota Sex Crimes Investigators Association (MN/SCIA)

In 1991, a small group of dedicated sex crimes investigators from law enforcement agencies throughout Minnesota organized as the Minnesota Sex Crimes Investigators Association (MNSCIA) for the purpose of assisting members in investigation of sex crimes. Today, MN/SCIA members include over 150 investigators from around the region.

MN/SCIA has established:

  • A network of sex crimes investigators and provides members with a forum to discuss and exchange information related to sex crimes, case management and operational strategies.
  • Quality training/educational opportunities, with MN POST credits, for law enforcement and other personnel involved in sex crimes investigations.
  • A professional resource for members of the Minnesota Legislature for the purpose of drafting new laws concerning criminal sexual conduct.

MN SCIA By Laws.pdf


Congratulations to MNSCIA Board Member Alesia Metry

We are proud to announce that the Minnesota Association of Women Police (MAWP) presented Maplewood Police Detective Alesia Metry the Officer of theYear Award. Detective Metry was honored for her long history of exceptional service to the people of Maplewood and the policing profession. We couldn't agree more with the MAWP Awards Committee. We are very proud of Detective Metry and grateful for her committed service.


Welcome New Board Members!

The following MN/SCIA members were elected to the MN/SCIA Board at the June 2013 Board Meeting:

Investigator Michael Eberlein, West St. Paul Police Department

Investigator Anne Johnson, Rochester Police Department

Detective Alesia Metry, Maplewood Police Department

Investigator Kevin Randolph, University of Minnesota Police Department

Detective Mark Sundgren, Farmington Police Department

Officer Matt Toronto, St. Paul Police Department

Please join us in congratulating and welcoming these individuals to the MN/SCIA Board!  We would also like to take this opportunity to thank the following Board Members for their service and dedication to the MN/SCIA organization:  Special Agent Luke Hanegraaf (Bureau of Criminal Apprehension); Detective Tracy Armistead (Chisago County Sheriff's Office); Investigator Shawna Curtis (West St. Paul Police Department); Detective Laura Kvasnicka (Savage Police Department); Detective Mike Lutz (Edina Police Department); Investigator Rick Tibesar (Ramsey County Sheriff's Office).

MN/SCIA Board Members attend monthly meetings (see the meeting schedule at www.mnscia.com) and participate in planning and training at conferences and seminars sponsored by the Association.  The monthly meetings generally last an hour and a half or less.


Congratulations to:

2013 Investigator of the Year

Tom Strusinski & Mike Schantzen

Anoka County Sheriff's Office





2013 MN/SCIA Past President Award

Lt. Bryon Fuerst

Anoka County Sheriff's Office


Upcoming events

01 Oct 2014 1:00 PM • Grand View Lodge, Nisswa, MN














For More Information Please Contact Erika Weymann, MN/SCIA Business Manager, at (612) 839-7069 or mnscia@yahoo.com


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