Over half of a century later in 2008, the Clayton Police Department is a full 24-hour service police department that employs nine (9) full-time personnel that includes:
- A Chief of Police
- A Patrol Supervisor
- An Administrative Assistant
- Six Patrol Officers
The primary function of the Clayton Police Department is to provide the citizens of the Town of Clayton with around-the-clock police protection by enforcing Delaware State Laws and Town Ordinances. Police officers respond to calls for service, investigate all crimes committed in Town limits, and apprehend local fugitives. Further, the Clayton Police Department conducts property checks of both residences and businesses for the Town of Clayton.
The Clayton Police Department also provides community policing support to the Town of Clayton. The Community Policing Unit provides instruction in both the D.A.R.E. and G.R.E.A.T. programs. The Community Policing Unit also provides support in child identification and various safety programs.