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The Patrol Services Division is responsible for the prevention and suppression of crime.

Patrol DivisionThis 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.

The Patrol Division also encompasses specialty units which include the Bicycle Patrol Squad, K-9 Unit and Honor Guard. These divisions are used to address issues outside the more traditional role of law enforcement and to handle special needs.

K-9 Unit ImageThe K-9 Unit of the Police Department maintains one dog team which consist of a handler and K-9. This is a uniformed position which includes specially marked police vehicles. In addition to working together, K-9 Officers take the dogs home at the end of their shift. Along with general patrol duties, the K-9 Officers provide building searches; evidence and suspect searches; tracking; and narcotic detection. The K-9 Officers also serve a community education and outreach role by making public appearances with community groups. 

Bike Patrol ImageThe Bicycle Patrol Unit is able to field a number of officers trained and equipped for bicycle patrol on specialized bikes with Police markings and equipment. Each of these officers has a primary job responsibility separate from bicycle patrol. The officers are deployed during the evening hours throughout the summer to address problems that seem amenable to bicycle patrol. Bicycle patrols are faster than foot patrols, less obtrusive than motorized patrols, can go places motorized patrols cannot, and provide greater face-to-face interaction with the community.

Honor Guard ImageHONOR GUARD - more information coming! 


The responsibilities of the Patrol Division include:

  • Preservation of public peace, protection of life and property, and prevention of crime.
  • 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.
  • Implementation and maintenance of Community Oriented Problem Solving strategies, designed to improve the quality of life for the citizens of Clayton.
  • Development and implementation of a target-hardening approach to crime prevention, conduct public programs, residential and commercial security surveys, serve as liaison with other crime prevention oriented businesses (alarms, security and insurance) and follow-up inspections of crime locations.
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