Special Criminal Units

The Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office has two distinctive units to assist in high risk and crisis situations.   The Special Response Team (SRT) responds to emergency or crisis situations within Lincoln Parish that are particularly high risk in nature.    Members of the department’s Special Response Team are extremely trained and well versed in dealing with situations that require specialized tactics and solutions.

The Crisis Response Team (CRT) is composed of highly trained, certified crisis negotiators who respond to uncommon threats such as hostage situations or suicidal/barricaded suspects.

These two units often work closely together to achieve a favorable and safe conclusion to a crisis situation.  Membership to these two units is an additional duty beyond a deputy’s regular duty assignment.