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 Brooks Benoit and supervised by Sergeant Colby Lantia.
Lieutenant Brooks Benoit
Special Operations Commander
Lt. Brooks Benoit is a 2002 graduate from Breaux Bridge High School.
After high school, Lt. Benoit became a Nationally Registered Emergency Medical Technician with Acadian Ambulance Service.
In 2007, while working full time with Acadian Ambulance, Lt. Benoit began working as a reserve officer with the St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office. and in 2009 became a full time Sheriff's Deputy in St. Martin.
Lt. Benoit joined the Scott Police Department in 2012, serving as a Patrol Officer. In July of 2015, he was promoted to the rank of Sergeant and served as the shift supervisor of the 200 shift until March of 2022, when he was promoted to Lieutenant over the Special Operations Divisions.
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.