Go Inside The BAU Offices Of 'Criminal Minds'

Welcome to the Behavioral Analysis Unit

1. Welcome to the Behavioral Analysis Unit

Craving more information about the BAU? Check out these amazing behind-the-scenes photos of the Criminal Minds set! 
The word from the ME is in

2. The word from the ME is in

Even the file folders are filled out to completion! Here's an insider's look at a medical examiner's file used on the show.
A word from the White House

3. A word from the White House

Everyone knows that SSA David Rossi is an expert in his field, but did you know that he has an award from former President Bill Clinton on his office wall?
Take a seat

4. Take a seat

Check out the chairs that Aisha Tyler, Matthew Gray Gubler, and Shemar Moore hang out in between takes—just make sure there's a "Gray" in Matthew Gray Gubler!
We're so jealous of this closet!

5. We're so jealous of this closet!

The outfits, uniforms, and gear make for quite an extensive wardrobe department. Who wouldn't want to raid Penelope Garcia's closet?!
Never forget your core values

6. Never forget your core values

Remember when Agent Emily Prentiss recited the FBI Oath during the internal investigation trial of her teammates? The show stays true to the official Federal Bureau of Investigations Oath: "I [name] do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter. So help me God."

 
What's in the bag?

7. What's in the bag?

As any Criminal Minds fan knows, there's a copious amount of evidence at each crime scene, so these bags change pretty frequently.
Welcome to the Federal Bureau of Investigation

8. Welcome to the Federal Bureau of Investigation

The FBI's training program is very intense, so receiving one of these diplomas is no easy feat!
A closeup of SSA Aaron Hotchner's office door

9. A closeup of SSA Aaron Hotchner's office door

Hopefully Hotch is inside!
We wouldn't want to be in this agent's line of sight!

10. We wouldn't want to be in this agent's line of sight!

Along with many other awards that decorate Unit Chief Aaron Hotchner's office is an FBI Marksman Award. No surprise there, as the BAU has had some incredible shooting takedowns in the past—including an UnSub that Hotchner shot while under water.
Just a little light reading for you

11. Just a little light reading for you

The things we don't know about the FBI could fill a manual!
A service award for Hotch? No shocker there!

12. A service award for Hotch? No shocker there!

If there's one thing about SSA Aaron Hotchner that we know to be true it's that he is an exemplary unit chief, so naturally he has an award for it. We've watched him prove his leadership qualities, dedication to the FBI, and love for his team time and time again. 
Guess the desk!

13. Guess the desk!

Neat and organized, just like SSA Jennifer Jareau. Look closely on her desk, as there are two pictures of actress AJ Cook's real-life son, Mekhai, who plays JJ's son Henry on the show. Maybe new pictures of Cook's newborn, Phoenix, will be gracing this desk soon!

 
Henry is too cute

14. Henry is too cute

Here's a closeup of one of the photo's on JJ's desk: An adorable picture of her and Henry. Not only is Henry played by A.J. Cook's son, Mekhai, but this season we met her newborn, Phoenix, in the premiere episode!
Welcome to the coolest office ever

15. Welcome to the coolest office ever

That is, if you can get through that intense, high-tech lock!
Witness Penelope's playground

16. Witness Penelope's playground

The ever-witty Penelope Garcia loves to fill her office with fun, happy toys to distract from the horror she often has to see on her screen. There's even a lava lamp! 
Penelope has the coolest unused eraser

17. Penelope has the coolest unused eraser

We all know that Penelope doesn't make huge mistakes—which would explain why this eraser remains in such pristine condition.
Take a look at David's desk

18. Take a look at David's desk

A desk can say a lot about a person and this one's no different. SSA David Rossi's desk comes complete with a U.S. Marine's pencil cup, a dated military photo, and, of course, a set of scotch glasses!
A look at Rossi's history

19. A look at Rossi's history

Check out this closeup of Rossi's medals from serving in the Marine Corp in Vietnam. This placard has been a prominent feature in episodes involving Sergeant Scott Harrison, the leader of Rossi's platoon.