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In the biggest drug operation in department history, Clayton Police put 19 people behind bars today after a series of early morning raids. The coordinated sweep took down drug traffickers in our Town and rid our streets of cocaine, heroin, marijuana, $3-4,000 in drug money, and guns.

Leading up... Read More


Families will have lots of opportunities to break out their Halloween costumes this year in Clayton!

Halloween falls on a Tuesday, but we're starting the fun the week before with four free Halloween-themed story times at Hocutt-Ellington Memorial Library!

On Friday, Oct. 27 we've got... Read More


In September 2001, our nation was reeling from the devastation of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. It was all anyone was talking about across the country. But at the same time, here in Clayton, our community was struggling with its own horrible tragedy. 

Sixteen years ago, on this day, the Town ... Read More


The Town of Clayton marked the 16th anniversary of 9/11 this morning in a solemn observance attended by Clayton’s first responders, elected officials, Johnston County EMS, members of the public and Town staff.

Leading the ceremony, the Clayton Fire Department called the group to attention and r... Read More



Thanks to tips about sightings from the public, Clayton Police were able to locate Alice Stephenson ALIVE just on the edge of Downtown Clayton around 5 p.m. on Wednesday. 

A caller reported seeing a woman lying in a grassy, dirt lot along Main Street near the train overpass just bef... Read More


Sometimes the rescuers need a rescue too. Join the Town of Clayton Police Department, in partnership with the NC Association of Chiefs of Police, in supporting the first responders in the Houston area affected by Hurricane Harvey. Donate much needed supplies now through September 11th at the Cl... Read More


Clayton residents and businesses should beware of scam phone calls claiming to come from Duke Progress Energy or the Town of Clayton electrical department.

In the calls, the scammers are telling people they need to pay a deposit for their electric meters. The callers then threaten to turn off custome... Read More


Wouldn't you like to get a text warning you about thunderstorms heading to your home?  Or a tornado heading toward your child's school? 

How about an informational email when Hurricane Matthew knocked out water to our homes and we weren't sure it was safe to drink?

Sign up NOW fo... Read More


Opportunist crimes can increase in summer– DON’T BECOME A VICTIM.

Communities in our area and in Wake County have also seen a recent spike.

Clayton Police arrested four Raleigh teens early Tuesday morning after the teens drove a stolen car to Clayton and stole a second vehicle and multiple... Read More


A Saturday night DWI Checkpoint on US Highway 70 in Clayton netted nearly 100 charges and arrests – 7 arrests for driving under the influence and 84 other actions/charges including taking guns, drugs and one fugitive off the streets. 

The Clayton Police Department? hosted the checkpoint wi... Read More

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