visit the TOWN OF CLAYTON, NC website

NC CRIME CONTROLNC DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICEJohnston County 911Johnston County Sheriff's OfficeCommission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc

The Clayton Police Department is a CALEA accredited agency working in partnershop with the community to help prevent & deter crime & promote positive interactions between the police and those we are sworn to protect.



  CLAYTON Law Enforcement Center

  315 East Second Street

  Clayton, NC 27520

  Phone: 919.553.4611

  Fax: 919.553.1512

  Police Response --- dial 911


 Get Connected with FacebookGet Connected with Twitter

Patrol Division

The Patrol Services Division is under the direction of Division Commander - Captain John Coley.  They are responsible for the prevention and suppression of crime.   The division consists of sworn officers who answer calls for service which come into the Johnston County Emergency Center and conduct self initiated activity.
These officers are on four different patrol squads. Each squad consists of four officers, one sergeant and one lieutenant.  

Patrol Division, 2011

The Patrol Division also encompasses specialty units which include the bicycle patrol squad, tactical team and honor guard. They are used to address issues outside the more traditional role of law enforcement and to handle special needs.

The responsibilities of the Patrol Division include:

  • preservation of the public peace, protection of life and property, and
    prevention of crime.

  • the preliminary investigation of all crimes.

  • continuing criminal investigations in other specified crimes.

  • enforcement of laws and investigation of incidents relating to vehicular
    and pedestrian traffic, including motor vehicle collision investigation and
    traffic enforcement activities.

  • the implementation and maintenance of Community Oriented Problem
    Solving strategies, designed to improve the quality of life for the citizens
    of Clayton.

  • developing and implementing a target-hardening approach to crime
    prevention, conducting public programs, residential and commercial
    security surveys, serving as liaison with other crime prevention oriented
    businesses (alarms, security and insurance) and follow-up inspections of
    crime locations.

  For more information contact: 

Captain John Coley @ 919.553.1572 or






Learn more about the CPD Bicycle Patrol here.




Learn more about the CPD Honor Guard here.




Learn more about the CPD Tactical Team here.

Privacy Statement :: Terms Of Use