In May of 2022, RCMP were made aware of allegations that an RCMP officer was in possession of seized exhibits taken from the Blackfalds Detachment. As a result of an ongoing investigation, on July 10, 2023, RCMP executed a search warrant at the officer’s residence in Red Deer. As a result of the search, officers seized items that were believed to have been stolen from the exhibit room at the Blackfalds Detachment.

44-year-old Cpl. Brandon Smith has been charged with:

  • Theft under $5000 (x2)
  • Possession of Property obtained by Crime under $5000 (x2)

Cpl. Smith's court date was set for Aug. 16, 2023, at the Alberta Court of Justice in Red Deer.

At the time of his arrest, Cpl. Smith was an active duty officer at the Red Deer Detachment

Cpl. Smith has been suspended with pay pending court and additional internal investigative processes. 

Additional updates are not anticipated.

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