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

Fall Conference

Three-Day Sexual Assault Investigations Training
  • Grand View Lodge - Nisswa, MN
  • Wednesday, October 2 - Friday, October 4, 2019
  • Registration opens in July

Criminal Connections: Child Pornography and Child Sexual Abuse

July 15-16, 2019 | St. Paul, MN | Hosted by MN BCA 

Explore investigative strategies that address the relationship between child sexual abuse and child pornography to supplement an investigation and corroborate victim statements. Gather the right tools and resources to investigate sexual abuse cases and produce the most comprehensive case outcomes. During this training, you will learn about the trauma that victims experience when child pornography is also involved in child sexual abuse cases. 

For additional Information or to register:   https://ncjtc.fvtc.edu/training/details/TR00007102/TRI0008634/criminal-connections-child-pornography-sexual-abuse  


       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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