Whitecourt RCMP is happy to announce that Staff Sergeant Matthew Clarke has been chosen as the new Detachment Commander.

S/Sgt. Clarke is originally from Alberta, having lived in Calgary and Sylvan Lake, Alta., before joining the RCMP. S/Sgt. Clarke is in his 20th year of policing and all his service has been within “K” Division (Alberta). His previous postings include Peace River, Whitecourt and several units within the Edmonton Serious Crimes Branch including Edmonton General Investigation Section, Historical Homicide and Behavioural Sciences. S/Sgt. Clarke returned to Whitecourt in 2021 as the Sergeant in Charge of Operations and has been the Acting Detachment Commander since October 2023.

“I am very pleased and excited to have been chosen as the Detachment Commander in Whitecourt and to lead a motivated and dedicated team of regular members and support staff” said S/Sgt. Matthew Clarke. “I look forward to continuing to build positive relationships with the community and focus on supporting our local policing priorities of Crime Prevention, Community Engagement and Traffic Safety.”

Information provided by Whitecourt RCMP