Clayton Police Department

  • Agency: Clayton Police Department
  • Address: 315 E 2nd St, Clayton, 27528 NC
  • Chief: Glen Allen (Chief of Police)
Phone: 919-553-4611

Clayton Police Department is located at 315 E 2nd St, Clayton, 27528 NC. The Chief of Police of the department is Glen Allen. The Clayton Police Department phone number is 919-553-4611.

Clayton Police Department News

Please welcome our newest member of the Clayton Police Department - Officer Jonathan Guider! He was sworn in by Chief Blair Myhand this morning on the steps of our Veterans Memorial at The Clayton Center. Please say hello if you see him out in the community!

How would you like your teen to conduct a traffic stop, go through a weapons simulation or make a visit to the jail? What if we told you they could spend a FREE week getting to learn first-hand what it's like to do the job of the men and women of the Clayton Police Department?! This is an AWESOME opportunity for any Clayton teen! We're starting enrollment for our 2017 Clayton Police Summer Academy! Teens ages 15-18 are welcome! The dates for the academy are July 16 – 20, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. with a lunch hour at 11:30. It will feature visiting the 911 Communications, a SWAT demonstration, meeting the K9 team and more! It's held at the Clayton Police Department right in Downtown Clayton, NC, 315 E. Second Street. It's a GREAT, FREE program!

Please welcome our two newest police officers! We're proud to swear in these Clayton Police Officers in Town Square on Main Street in Downtown Clayton. Congratulations, Randall Ackley and Grant Harris!

TRAFFIC ALERT! Pritchard Rd. near Riverwood Athletic Club is CLOSED due to head-on crash at Grande Overlook - entrance of Norwood neighborhood. No life-threatening injuries, but Pritchard is shut down as you head toward Wake County line for crash investigation by the Clayton Police Department

Great to see our officers out in the community teaming up with our teens and the Clayton Library! Hocutt-Ellington Memorial Library #partnerships

FINAL TEST FOR OUR NEWEST POLICE DOG: Kitty Cat vs. Self-control! You can tell Chase is tempted by that kitty, but his discipline from K9 training school is clearly ingrained! Great job Chase, as you and partner Officer Moyer visit with kids at Rainbow Lanes Family Fun Center today! #KeepersofClayton

We know you know better, but several people have called 911 today reporting that they received a call from someone claiming they are a Clayton Police officer. That "officer" is apparently telling residents that they owe money on bills or credit cards, and if they don't pay up immediately then we'll come and arrest you! THIS IS A SCAM! The Clayton Police Department would NEVER call anyone demanding payment of ANY bills! Luckily, none of the residents who received this scam call gave away personal information. They hung up and immediately called 911. We just wanted everyone to be aware and help spread the word!

For those of us waking up in our own beds this morning - a reminder of how it can all change quickly. We were happy to help out last night in the Richardson Place neighborhood and relieved the family is safe and sound. The family was able to re-enter the home last night and save some baby and family pictures. That will raise your spirits a bit after a home is gutted by flames. Our hearts go out to them through the recovery. The cause is still under investigation.

The Clayton Police Department’s newest member, K9-Chase, has a new piece of protective equipment! It's a Spike's Tactical K9 ballistic vest. We received a grassroots grant covering the entire cost of the vest: nearly $2500! It's YOU, the Clayton community, who came together and raised enough money to pay for the grant during a fundraising event at First Street Tavern in Downtown Clayton, NC last summer! The new K9 vest had to be measured specifically for Chase so that it would be easy to put on and take off throughout his police shift. It is knife and bullet resistant and fits snugly around Chase’s torso to protect him from the dangers of police canine work. While it is designed for continuous wear, Chase will instead wear it when the threat level is elevated. The vest will be worn during all pre-planned high-risk events, such as warrant services or running a track for an armed suspects. We would like to thank Spikes Tactical for working with us and designing a quality product to protect K9 Chase. And of course, we thank the people of Clayton who came together and willingly gave their own money to buy this life-saving piece of equipment! We are grateful to live and work in such a caring community and appreciate everyone’s support. It's our community who helped choose Chase's name...we love that they've also chosen to help keep him safe while he's keeping Clayton safe!! #KeepersofClayton

Animal Hospital Employee Arrested after Spending Thousands Online with Pet Owners’ Credit Cards On Tuesday, March 20, 2018, the Clayton Police Department arrested an employee of Clayton Animal Hospital after investigators says she knowingly made more than 200 fraudulent online credit card purchases worth more $11,760.51 using the identification and credit card numbers of pet owners and the animal hospital owner. This happened over a span of about a month. Clayton Police say there may be other victims. Anyone who may be a client of Clayton Animal Hospital on US 70 Business in Clayton and may suspect suspicious credit card charges, please contact Clayton Police Detective Patrick Millar at 919-550-5341. 30-year-old Jennifer Nicole Meadows of Grovewood Drive in Clayton is charged with 15 counts of Obtaining Property by False Pretense and Identity Theft, after she used credit cards from 15 different people to make dozens of purchases. The purchases came from Amazon and included a wide range of items, including Coach purses, a Star Wars Chewbacca figure and a Black & Decker cordless drill. She was arrested at her home without incident and taken to the Johnston County Jail where she’s being held under a $350,000 secured bond.

Secure your loads BEFORE you hit our roads! All lanes are back open on US 70 Business at the NC 42 East intersection after a 200 gallon tank of diesel exhaust fluid (then newer exhaust fuel for diesel equipment) fell off a commercial truck and spilled about 150 gallons into the turning lane of 70. The lanes had to be shut down for about an hour while the Clayton Fire Department and the Town of Clayton, NC Government streets department responded to clean up the fuel with guidance from Johnston County Emergency Management and the North Carolina Department of Transportation Clayton Police Department charged 64-year-old Leland Langley of the Wellons Construction Inc. of Dunn with one count of Failure to Secure Load. #secureyourload North Carolina State Highway Patrol

The Cub Scouts of Pack 24 got a tour today of the Clayton Law Enforcement Center from Officer Owen Phillips. The Scouts learned about law enforcement, and they were especially eager to learn what police officers do when they're off the clock.

Icy conditions have led to multiple accidents this morning! Stay OFF the roads if you can! 70 bypass traffic may be re-routed through Clayton on Business 70 due to a flipped tractor trailer. School is cancelled in Johnston County - so again, we urge everyone to delay going out this morning until conditions improve!

If you have to drive in this snow, DRIVE CAREFULLY! We've already responded to more than five wrecks in Clayton! Slow down, look out and leave plenty of distance between yourself and the car ahead of you. The roads aren't icy, but they are slushy and we want everyone to get home safely. If you need help, call 911.

This week, the American Legion Post 71 Leonard Mre recognized several of our community's emergency personnel, including Clayton Police Department Det. Colonel Bill Kilpatrick. He was celebrated as part of their annual "Best of the Best” ceremony - thanking public safety men and women for protecting Clayton and Johnston County. Det. Kilpatrick was nominated not only the for the exceptional work he does getting drug users and dealers off our streets, but for his off-duty work out in the community. He's an active member of the Clayton Civitan Club, where he spends considerable time working with and mentoring young kids. He selflessly donates his own time and money being a positive influence in these young people’s lives; many who know little about positivity. Chief Blair Myhand can't thank the American Legion enough for selecting Det. Kilpatrick to receive this award for 2017. He personally contratulated Bill on an exceptional year, both on and off duty. "Bill is a credit to himself, this agency, and the Town of Clayton and he embodies our values.Without a doubt, Bill is a “Keeper of Clayton.” Great job Bill!" - Chief Myhand Congratulations to all of the "Best of the Best" - Clayton Fire Department Firefighter Cory Beard, former Johnston County Emergency Services Director Kimberly Minshew Robertson who retired recently after a 30 year career in emergency management, North Carolina State Highway Patrol Trooper Christopher Best, Johnston County Sheriff's Deputy Roger Benson. The American Legion also recognized 100-year-old World War II veteran Sam Robertson for 70 years of membership in the American Legion, as well as another member veteran for 50 years of membership. Thank you for your service and sacrifice for our country and community!

Come work for one of the highest regarded law enforcement agencies in the area - the Clayton Police Department! Good salary, excellent retirement benefits, great health insurance for you and your family, take-home cars, and a community that LOVES and SUPPORTS its police in everything they do! There's nothing like the feeling that you've done something to make someone else's life just a little better. Clayton Police know they have the ability to affect people's lives by what they do and how they treat people. Whether helping change a tire, showing compassion on a traffic stop or helping someone see that justice is done - being a Clayton Police officer means opportunity, responsibility, respect, authority, and having a job that makes a difference. Come join our family!

Check out these great #shelfies from our officers who celebrated #ReadAcrossAmerica week by reading to elementary school students across Clayton! #KeepersofClayton #MoreLikeBookkeepersofClayton! Look for photos from Riverwood Elementary, West Clayton Elementary, Powhatan Elementary School and East Clayton Elementary!

Riverwood Elementary invited Chief Blair Myhand to celebrate #ReadAcrossAmerica week by reading to first graders, and Chief has picked up the perfect book to share – Richard Scarry's "A Day at the Police Station."

Riverwood Elementary invited Chief Blair Myhand to celebrate #ReadAcrossAmerica week tomorrow by reading to first graders, and Chief has picked up the perfect book to share – Richard Scarry's "A Day at the Police Station." Keep an eye on this page for photos of Chief's visit!

Tonight the Clayton Police Department is standing up for our Clayton Comets to say: THREATS AGAINST OUR SCHOOLS WILL NOT BE TOLERATED. Since the tragic school shooting in Florida, schools all across the country have seen an giant jump in threats of violence…almost 50 threats a day nationwide….and unfortunately Clayton is not immune. Clayton High School has had several UNCREDIBLE THREATS in the last two days, so tonight and tomorrow, we’re standing with them saying: THREATS WILL NOT BE TOLERATED. Clayton POLICE are joining Clayton High School, Johnston County Public Schools, and the Johnston County Sherriffs Office in a united front: even if they’re meant to be a joke, there are SERIOUS CONSEQUENCES for these kinds of threats to our schools. On Friday morning, you’ll see our Clayton Police officers at Clayton High, partnering with Sheriff's deputies and school leaders, in hopes our strong presence will help allay any fears. And although they have not received threats, Clayton Police will also be at Riverwood Middle, Riverwood Elementary, Cooper Elementary(Academy), Powhatan Elementary School, Clayton Middle School and West Clayton Elementary which all fall within our Town of Clayton police jurisdiction. These hoaxes cause public panic, force law enforcement to dedicate major resources and time to investigate, and carry SERIOUS consequences for students like suspension, fines or even jail time! Parents, talk to your kids! Many teens believe they can enjoy anonymity on social media, but investigators can find the sources of posts and in these cases they did. There are several students tonight who have learned the hard way that being interrogated by detectives and police about something you thought might be funny or would get you out of having to go to class. …is no fun. This is not a joke to us. Thank you to CHS Principal Bennett Jones and his fellow principals throughout the area for keeping our families, students, and parents informed. In his statement below, it’s clear the community worked together – swiftly reporting these rumors and potential threats as soon as they were spotted on social media; helping to flesh out the students behind them; quickly investigating to make sure they had no merit; and never hesitating to bring down the consequences for these UNACCEPATBLE disruptions in our children’s education. #CometsALLin MESSAGE FROM PRINCIPAL BENNETT: “Good evening Clayton High School Parents, this is your principal Bennett Jones calling with important information. Beginning yesterday afternoon, we were made aware of rumors of a potential threat of violence against our school. It was investigated by school and law enforcement officials and the source of the rumors was located and disciplined in accordance to JCPS policy and North Carolina statutes. I then sent the message to you last night informing you of the situation. Late last night and again this morning, it was reported that there was another social media posting indicating violence that was supposedly being planned against our school on Friday. We again started an investigation in conjunction with the Johnston County Sheriff’s Office and found the source of the social media post. The sources of the rumors in both instances have received consequences for their actions that have led to the disruption of our educational processes. Please let me be clear...there has been no credible threat that has been substantiated against our school. School officials, working with county officials and law enforcement, are committed to having school in a normal and safe manner tomorrow. I understand and support that as parents, you always have the right to determine what is best for your child in regards to attendance. However, if your child misses school tomorrow it will count as an absence. Fortunately, as with any absence here, students can make up absences during our COMET time tutorials and are allowed to make up work. We appreciate our local law enforcement officials working closely with administration to address this situation and finding the people responsible for the spread of this misinformation. Finally, I would like to thank the scores of parents and students that came forward with information that led to a relatively quick resolution of a very complex problem of sharing information via social media. I am proud of how our students responded in a responsible manner. Working together is the best way to ensure that our campus is a safe environment for everyone in Comet Country. Thank you for your continued support and for being COMETS ALL IN. Have a good night.”

#CoffeewithaCOP Chief Blair "Barista" Myhand!