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, Richwood Police Department, Sterlington Police Department, ULM Police Department and the Metro Narcotics Unit. In 2019, SCAT made a total of 1170 arrests (700 of those being for felony and misdemeanor narcotics violations, 326 being for outstanding warrants and 144 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:    


131  lbs. of Marijuana

3  ozs. of Marijuana

4  1/4 oz. bags of Marijuana

97  1/8 oz. bags of Marijuana

3736  grams of Marijuana

56  Marijuana cigarettes

6  grams of Synthetic Marijuana

2416 Assted. pieces of TH oil/wax/edibles

Cocaine, Methamphetamine, Heroin Ecstasy, PCP, Prescription Pills

192  rocks of Crack Cocaine

84 grams of crack Cocaine

26 lbs. of Cocaine

15 oz. of Promethrizine

1451  grams of Methamphetamine

220 ML of Methamphetamine

7 oz. of Methamphetamine

75     lbs. of Methamphetamine

16.5  oz. of PCP

905   Ecstasy tablets

10   PCP cigarettes

134.5 grams of Heroin

11  dosage units of LSD

402 oz. of Liquid Codeine

20 ML liquid Morphine

3 Suboxone Strips

2155.5 units of Prescription Pills

Miscellaneous Seizures

1 ballistic Vest

4 stolen vehicles

1 stolen ATV

1 stolen vehicle license plate

117 firearms

$49,525 cash

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