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

Spring Conference

One-Day Basic Sexual Assault Investigations Training
  • Apple Valley Community Center
  • Tuesday, April 9, 2019
  • 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
  • Registration opens in February

Child Abuse Summit 2019

Three-Day Training - Tips from the Team
  • April 24 - 26, 2019
  • See OTHER TRAININGS tab for additional information


     Investigator of the Year 2018

    Jessica Lapp ~ University of Minnesota Police Department


    Kelli Coughli ~ Lakeville Police Department

    Welcome New Board Members

    The following MN/SCIA members were elected to the MN/SCIA Board:

    Dawn Johnson, Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, Board Member

    Mike Lochen, New Brighton Police Department, Board Member

    Kristina Schmidt, Minneapolis Police Department, Board Member

    If you are interested in becoming a board member, please contact the business manager at mnscia@yahoo.com.

    MN/SCIA Board Members attend monthly meetings and participate in planning and training at conferences and seminars sponsored by the Association.  The monthly meetings generally last an hour. 


    For More Information Please Contact Lorelie Batula, MN/SCIA Business Manager, at (763) 406-9303 or mnscia@yahoo.com


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