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​The Traffic Unit

The Traffic Unit was developed through a grant with the Governor’s Highway Safety Program (GHSP) and has become a valuable part of the Police Department’s operational capabilities. The unit consists of 3 officers and 1 sergeant who address all traffic related issues. Their skill set & equipment are used at special events the department handles (4th of July Celebration, Road races, Parades, Harvest Festival, Triathlon, and other events). They are also a valuable public relations tool & are utilized to present informative programs for various groups.

Special Response Team

The Department’s Special Response Team consists of 10 operators split into two squads; lead by squad leaders who report to the team leader. The team leader is responsible for coordination of training and specialties among members. The team reports to the Administrative Services Division Captain who serves as the team commander. The team is utilized for surveillance, high risk warrant service & covert operations. All team operators are members of the North Carolina Tactical Officers Association.

Community Action Team

The purpose of the Community Action Team is to promote the Department’s Community Services function and activities. The team directs the organizational placement and responsibilities of Department components and personnel to help facilitate these functions. Some of the programs implemented include Community Services such as McGruff the Crime Dog, Neighborhood Watch, Night Out Against Crime and Crime Stoppers.


These programs are intended to:

  • Foster and improve police/community relations and elicit public support;
  • Identify real and potential community problems, concerns, and risks;
  • Initiate action to solve identified problems, alleviate concerns, and reduce or
    remove involved risks; and
  • Form a partnership with the community through the sharing of timely and relevant information.
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  • Longtime Town administrator Nancy Medlin attended her last official Council meeting Monday night, ending 22 years of service to the Town of Clayton. She officially retires from her position as Deputy...

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  • All Town of Clayton offices will be closed Wednesday, Nov. 11, in observance of Veterans Day. This includes our Utilities and Billing Department, Hocutt-Ellington Memorial Library and Parks and Recre...

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