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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

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   Girl Scouts of Troops 1859 and 974 spent a gorgeous Saturday on the Town of Clayton greenways to ride along side Lt. Kenny Lunger & Officer Owen Phillips of our Special Operations Unit.  The free Bicycle Rodeo and Safety Training helped the girls learn the rules of the road and gave them a chance to test their skills on two wheels with our awesome officers!   Great job girls!

Clayton Police Top Story | April 10 2014

No Foul Play Suspected in Death Investigation


A prominent Johnston County heart doctor was found dead of apparent natural causes in his Clayton home this morning.  Just before 10 am, Clayton Police officers responded to 121 Townsend Drive in the Glen Laurel neighborhood after someone requested a wellness check on the resident.   When officers arrived they found 60-year-old Kenneth Friedman unresponsive in his home.  He was pronounced dead at the scene.  Investigators DO NOT suspect foul play at this time and continue to work the case to determine the exact cause of death. 




Johnston County Recognizes One of Clayton's Finest

Officer Vause received the March 2014 Johnston County Law Enforcement Officer of the Month Award. Not surprisingly, Vause has been earning accolades since first starting on the Clayton force in 2008. In 2011, he was recognized as the Clayton Police Department’s Officer of the Year. In May of 2013, Vause hit the streets with the department’s new K-9 officer with his partner, 2-year-old “Major.” In less than a year, the team has netted major marijuana busts including sniffing out 8 five-gallon buckets full ore than 80 lbs. of marijuana. “Major” and Vause were recognized NATIONALLY in 2013 by the United States Police Canine association (USPCA) by winning the “Top Detector Case” and earning them prominent placement in the annual “Canine Courier” magazine, which is seen by K9 handlers across the country. The Town of Clayton is proud of Officer Vause and the entire Clayton Police Department for continuing to be a source of excellence.

Community Helps Solve Break-Ins 
It takes everyday citizens to help solve crime and that’s exactly who helped nab the thieves police say were victimizing two Clayton neighborhoods. Thanks to tips and cooperation from residents in Clayton Estates and neighboring Alta mobile home park on 42 West, Clayton Police Detectives have arrested 21-year-old Javier Zavala and 18-year-old Luis Garcia for breaking into 3 different homes and stealing property. After detectives charged them in one break in on March 6th, they were able to tie these two suspects to two other break-ins that happened on March 4th. It was in big thanks to the information shared with the people who live here. JavierZavala.jpg

Zavala (left) is currently being held in the Johnston County Jail under a $200,000 bond on 3 charges of Felonious Breaking and Entering and 2 counts of Larceny After Breaking & Entering.LuisGarcia.jpg

Garcia (right)is being held under a $100,000 bond on 2 counts of Felonious Breaking and Entering, 2 counts of Larceny After Breaking and Entering, and Conspiracy Breaking & Entering.

These were just three of several break-ins which have occurred in these neighborhoods over the last couple months. The Clayton Police Department is working with community residents to follow leads on the remaining cases and hopes that with that continued help from the local community they’ll be able to solve the remaining crimes and put a stop to the break-ins. Anyone with information about this or any other cases in the community is asked to call the Clayton Police Department at 919-553-4611.









  Employment with the Clayton Police Department is a career opportunity. Learn more on how you can become a member of our team here.


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The Clayton Police Department annual report provides a glimpse into activities & accomplishments of the previous year. View the annual report here.


The Clayton Police are proud to announce CALEA  unanimously granted accreditation status to the department. Read more here.

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