Special 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 Capt. Bob Morris.

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 2011 SCAT made a total of 1,007 arrests (521 of those being for felony and misdemeanor narcotics violations, 334 being for outstanding warrants, and 152 for other felony and misdemeanor crimes.

Highly motivated SCAT deputies were also able to remove a significant quantity of illegal narcotics from the community. For 2013 the following illegal narcotics were recovered:     

Marijuana
424 lbs. of Marijuana
315 – ⅛ oz. bags of Marijuana
40- ¼ oz. bags of Marijuana
4 oz. of synthetic Marijuana
5 – Marijuana plants

Cocaine, Methamphetamine, Heroin Ecstasy, PCP
91– rocks of crack Cocaine
3.5 grams of Cocaine
166 grams of Methamphetamine
2.5 ounces Methamphetamine
4 PCP cigarettes
420 units of prescription pills

Miscellaneous Seizures
33 Assorted Rifles, Shotguns and Pistols
11 Vehicles
3 Methamphetamine Labs
$7,713.00 in Cash

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