Red Deer’s GIS teams are responsible for major criminal investigations under the Criminal Code and federal and provincial statutes. The officers work in plain clothes and use unmarked police cars; their in-depth work has increased the rate of solving crime in Red Deer.
Serious Crimes Unit – investigate serious crimes relating to sexual or physical abuse, sudden deaths, armed robberies or other serious crimes against persons.
Fraud Unit – investigate internal thefts, counterfeit funds, forgeries and business frauds of a more serious nature or value. As well, this unit coordinates and investigates offences that relate to individuals responsible for organized or repeated property crime in Red Deer.
Drug Unit – focus on drug investigations within Red Deer, working closely with the Fraud and Serious Crimes units. The investigations of the Drug Unit will often provide evidence and information that lead to the solving of other property and persons offences.
GIS often works on special projects that address specific problems within the community. Members from each team will collaborate to provide investigative knowledge and support, resulting in successful investigations and an increased rate of solving crime in Red Deer.