The Special Operations Division of Scott Police Department consists of several department sections.
These sections include:
•Criminal Investigations Division
•School Resource Officer Program
•Traffic Enforcement Division
These areas are unique and fall outside normal patrol duties. Specialized training is required for officers manning these positions.
The primary mission of the Special Operations Division is to provide follow-up investigations for incidents received from the Patrol Division.
Additional sections pf the division are responsible for enforcing traffic laws, being proactive within the community, guarding our children and the faculty on school campuses, and the collection and storage of evidence collected during investigations.
The Division Commander is
Lieutenant Caleb Legé and supervised by Sergeant Colby Lantia.
Lieutenant Caleb Legé
Special Operations Commander
Lt. Caleb Lege is a 1996 graduate from Lafayette High School.
In 1999, Lt. Lege began his law enforcement career with the Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office as a Corrections Deputy and in 2001 moved to the Communications Division. While there he was promoted to Shift Supervisor and a Training Officer.
Lt. Lege joined Scott Police Department in 2004 where he graduated from the St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office Training Academy. During his years with Scott PD, he has served as Patrolman, School Resource Officer, Patrol Shift Supervisor, Detective, and Administrative Supervisor. He currently serves as the Special Operations Division Commander.
In addition, Lt. Lege has been awarded the Scott Police Department Medal of Merit and Purple Heart in 2007. He has also been named Scott Police Officer of the Year in 2011 and 2018. He is also the elected member of the Scott Municipal Civil Service Board and is currently Chairman of the Board.
Sergeant Colby Lantia
Sergeant Colby Lantia currently serves as the Scott Police Department Special Operations Division Supervisor.
Sergeant Lantia began his law enforcement career at Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office in 2000 as a Dispatcher in the Communications Division. He was promoted to a Shift Supervisor within Communications and shortly after, in 2004, transitioned to become a Patrol Deputy. Later in 2008, Sergeant Lantia worked as a Property Detective with LPSO where he was also awarded Deputy of the Year in 2011. In 2012, Sergeant Lantia began serving the citizens of Scott working as a Patrol Officer with the police department.
In 2015, Sergeant Lantia became a School Resource Officer at Scott Middle School until his return to Investigations at Scott Police Department in 2017. He was then promoted to Special Operations Division Supervisor in November 2021.