11090021Special Crimes Apprehension Team

The  Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office SCAT (Special Crimes Apprehension Team) is comprised of 10 specially trained deputies.   This team is supervised by Lt. Doug Schmitz.

The SCAT team conducts high intensity patrol in problem areas- targeting drug dealers, gang activity and other felony crimes in progress.  They also conduct undercover narcotic investigations and prostitution stings.   SCAT targets any recurring crimes which require specialized surveillance or covert operations in any area in the parish as well as assists other agencies including the Monroe Police Department, West Monroe Police Department, Louisiana State Police, and Metro Narcotics Unit. In 2015 SCAT made a total of 645 arrests (431 of those being for felony and misdemeanor narcotics violations, 171 being for outstanding warrants, and 43 for other felony and misdemeanor crimes).  11090012

SCAT now has a designated Anonymous Tip phone line allowing the general public to call in any information concerning illegal drug or criminal activity they might have but wish to remain anonymous.  Should the caller wish to be contacted concerning their information, he or she can leave a message with their name and phone number for a return call.  A SCAT member will contact them as requested.  The Tip Line Number is 318-998-4867.

Highly motivated SCAT deputies were also able to remove a significant quantity of illegal narcotics from the community. For 2014 the following illegal narcotics were recovered:     


4 lbs. of Marijuana

38-1/4 oz. bags of Marijuana

241-1/8 oz. bags of Marijuana

499-grams of Marijuana

9-Marijuana plants

54-Marijuana cigarettes

4-bags Synthetic Marijuana

1-bag Marijuana seeds

48-containers of Marijuana wax

1-oz. Hash Oil

Cocaine, Methamphetamine, Heroin Ecstasy, PCP, Prescription Pills

24-rocks of Crack Cocaine

72-grams of Cocaine

174-grams of Methamphetamine

1-oz. of Methamphetamine

1-kilo of Methamphetamine

7-oz. of PCP

4-PCP cigarettes

4-Fentanyl Patches

6-tabs of LSD

1/2-oz. of GHB

4-ML of Testosterone

2-oz. Liquid Codeine

1,312-units of Prescription Pills

Miscellaneous Seizures

1 Meth Lab

3 Vehicles (including one recovered stolen)

50 Firearms

$24,309.00 Cash

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