Law Enforcement Accreditation


To enhance the quality of life in the community by building partnerships that will help provide a safe, secure community through proactive and impartial enforcement of the laws of North Carolina and the United States Constitution.

Role of the Police Department

The Clinton Police Department is a full-service accredited law enforcement agency. The department is responsible for the enforcement of all local and state laws and the investigation of any crimes within the city limits of Clinton, North Carolina. The department is currently composed of 28 full time sworn police officers, three civilian support staff members, and one non-sworn animal control and is divided into three sections - Services, Operations, and Administration. 

We are dedicated to creating a partnership with the citizens of Clinton and those visiting our community. By providing a combination of education, prevention, intervention and enforcement, crime and the fear of crime is best addressed. Our goal is to keep our community safe with the support and involvement of the citizens.