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 Capt. 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 2018 SCAT made a total of 1102 arrests (721 of those being for felony and misdemeanor narcotics violations, 321 being for outstanding warrants and 60 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 2018 the following illegal narcotics were recovered:    


8     lbs. of Marijuana

82   ozs. of Marijuana

4     1/4 oz. bags of Marijuana

97   1/8 oz. bags of Marijuana

1125 grams of Marijuana

55   Marijuana cigarettes

10   grams of Synthetic Marijuana

326  Assted. pieces of THC wax/edibles

Cocaine, Methamphetamine, Heroin Ecstasy, PCP, Prescription Pills

108  rocks of Crack Cocaine

62    grams of crack Cocaine

20    ozs. of Promethrizine

532  grams of Methamphetamine

7     oz. of Methamphetamine

2     lbs. of Methamphetamine

4     oz. of PCP

373 Ecstasy tablets

4    PCP cigarettes

1    gram of heroin

26   dosage units of LSD

12   oz. of Liquid Codeine

1558 units of Prescription Pills

Miscellaneous Seizures

1 counterfeit currency $100 bill

4 stolen vehicles

34 Firearms

$26,443 cash

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