Drew Evans is the Superintendent of the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA). Chanda met Drew in 2019 when she was a part of a state-led working group on police-involved deadly force encounters. In this episode, Drew and Chanda talk about the BCA’s role in the criminal justice system, the laws and circumstances that can prevent justice, and how the BCA is trying to build community trust and transparency in its work.
Drew Evans was named the Superintendent of the BCA in 2015. Prior to this role, Evans worked for the BCA Investigations Division: Homicide Unit as a special agent and senior special agent where he conducted and oversaw violent crime investigations throughout Minnesota. He most recently served as the BCA Assistant Superintendent since 2012. Evans also served as a police officer for the city of White Bear Lake where he held a variety of roles, last as a detective, prior to joining the BCA.
Evans is a graduate of Metropolitan State University and received his Juris Doctor from William Mitchell College of Law (now Mitchell Hamline School of Law). He is an alumnus of the FBI National Academy, has completed the IACP Leadership in Police Organizations program, and is a graduate of the BCA Management Series.
He serves on the Minnesota POST Board, the Violent Crime Coordinating Council, North Central High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA), US Attorney’s Project Safe Neighborhoods Steering Committee, the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) – Police Investigative Operations Committee, and the is the Vice President of the Association of State Criminal Investigative Agencies (ASCIA) and serves as chair of ASCIA’s Use of Force Investigations Committee.