Natchitoches Police ASP Unit shows quick results during first week back

The Natchitoches Police Department’s Additional Street Patrol unit, also known as ASP, has proven to be a huge crime deterrent during their first week back in service.

Below are a few examples of what the ASP Unit has done to better our community:

• 13 arrests for several criminal offenses
• 6 arrests for drug related offenses
• 2 arrests for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon
• 16 field contacts with individuals out on the streets late at night in high crime areas
• 7 warrants served
• 4 recovered firearms
• 2 recovered stolen firearms
• 55 traffic stops resulting in 21 citations
• 1 missing person

The ASP unit is composed of several highly motivated officers who are primarily tasked with locating and arresting the individuals responsible for the recent increase in shootings this year. ASP will also focus on other criminal activity such as felony warrants, burglaries, street level narcotics, violent crimes against citizens and other offenses affecting the quality of life in Natchitoches.

If you would like to report suspicious activity please contact the Natchitoches Police Department at (318) 352-8101. Remember all information given shall remain confidential.

How to report an anonymous tip via Natchitoches Crime Stoppers:

You can also report a tip anonymously by calling Natchitoches Crime Stoppers at (318) 238-2388. All tips remain confidential and the caller can receive a cash reward up to $2,000 for the arrest of an offender.

Corporal John Greely
Public Information Officer
Natchitoches Police Department

Release Date: March 31, 2022