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
Welcome New Board Members!
The following MN/SCIA members were elected to the MN/SCIA Board at the June 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.