Police called to Will Smith's mansion following his infamous slap at the Oscars

Police have been seen at Will Smith's mansion over a potential security breach in wake of his infamous slap at the Oscars.

Los Angeles police confirmed to the New York Post they received a call about a drone sighting over the actor's property in Calabasas.

At least one police vehicle from the department visited Smith's home, but officers were unable to locate the drone.

"We just sent that unit over there to try to locate the drone and see if there was a paparazzi or what was going on, but when the deputies got there, they weren’t able to locate the drone. It had already left the area," a police spokesperson told the outlet.

They said it was unclear who called the authorities, whether it was Smith, a neighbour or someone else.

Smith has had widespread media attention since he slapped Chris Rock across the face on stage at the Oscars awards ceremony after Rock jokingly likened Pinkett Smith and her shaved head to GI Jane.

The punchline struck a nerve with the Smiths as Pinkett suffers from alopecia, a hair loss condition.

Smith has since apologised for his actions and Rock has declined to press charges.