Special Response Team


The St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office has developed a Special Response Team (SRT) in recognition of the need to execute high risk search warrants and arrest warrants that require special equipment and/or training beyond what is provided to the regular patrol deputy.             

The Mission of the Special Response Team is to support the members of the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office with a tactical response to Critical Incidents.  Critical Incidents are defined as, but not limited to:      
  • Armed/Suicidal Subjects
  • Barricaded Subjects
  • Hostage Situations
  • Sniper Situations
  • High Risk Apprehensions
  • High Risk Warrant Service
  • Dignitary/VIP Protection
  • Special Assignments
The Special Response Team also activates during any hurricanes or tropical storms affecting St. Charles Parish.

The Special Response Team assists the Marine Division with high-water rescue and other lifesaving missions. It also provides routine checks on manufacturing facilities and other critical infrastructures in St. Charles Parish as well as coordinating with the military and outside law enforcement/SWAT teams.


The Special Response Team is led by Commander Donald Smith and Assistant Commander Marlon Shuff.