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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


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EEO Statement

EEO Statement

“The Town of Clayton Police Department is an Equal Opportunity Employer. As we strive to maintain a diverse workforce, the Clayton Police Department encourages all qualified persons to apply without regard to race, color, ethnicity, sex, gender, age, religious affiliation, disability or any other characteristic protected by law.”


Clayton Police

the position


  • Operates a patrol car or walks to detect: violations of traffic laws, suspicious persons or activities, and disturbances of law and order.
  • Responds to radio dispatches, answers calls and complaints, serves warrants, and makes arrests.
  • Testifies in court, investigates traffic accidents, provides police escorts, directs traffic, and reports unsafe conditions existing in streets or other facilities.
  • Assists with criminal investigations by presenting evidence, interviewing victims and witnesses, and preparing detailed reports.
  • Also works an assigned shift.
Minimum Qualifications


  • Be a United States Citizen
  • Must be 21 years of age upon completion of probationary period
  • Must not have been convicted of a felony or serious misdemeanor
  • Must possess a valid North Carolina Driver's license w/good driving record
  • Vision corrected to 20/20 and not colorblind
  • Must possess a high school diploma or GED / preference given to college
  • Must rate standard on physical fitness test
  • Must meet residency requirements as may established
To Compete in the Selection Process


  • Must have knowledge of police methods, practices, procedures and the rules and regulations of a Police Department.
  • Must be able to: understand and carry out oral and written instructions; prepare clear and comprehensive reports; deal courteously, but firmly with the public; and analyze situations and adopt quick, effective, and reasonable courses of action with regard to surrounding hazards and circumstances.
  • Must possess physical agility and endurance to perform assigned duties, and be able to develop skill in the use of firearms and operation of motor vehicles.
  • Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from high school, supplemented by technical level courses in Law Enforcement or related field may be accepted.
    Possession of a valid driver's license required.
  • Basic Law Enforcement Training Certification is required.


  • Police Officer (pay grade 16)  salary range: $36,801 to $53,299
  • Individually assigned patrol vehicles
  • Career development programs
  • Accrued paid vacation
  • Unlimited accumulation of sick leave
  • Employer paid major medical insurance with a family plan option
  • Employer co-payment prescription drug plan
  • Worker’s Compensation
  • Disability Insurance
  • Law Enforcement retirement fund
  • All uniforms, weapons, radios, body armor, and other equipment are furnished with no cost to the employee
  • 2½% increase after 6 months
  • uniform dry cleaning provided at no cost to employee
  • 5% employer contribution to 401K account
  • higher pay for lateral entry with skills and experience
  • Annual merit pay increases and regular COLAs
to apply

To apply for a position complete a Town of Clayton application and return it to
Town of Clayton, Human Resources
111 East Second Street, Clayton - NC 27520

Vist the town of Clayton Human Resource webpage here.

The Town of Clayton is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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