The Clayton Police Department, established in 1869, maintains patrol and investigative services divisions. In addition, it has a code enforcement unit that addresses public health and safety issues, including regulations related to garbage, removal of vegetation, zoning, dangerous buildings, housing and inoperable vehicles on private property. The Clayton Police Department operates a communication center that responds to calls for police services, as well as dispatches patrol officers for services. In addition, the department undertakes cases related to sexual offense, domestic violence, drug abuse and gang activity. The Clayton Police Department, located in Clayton, N.C., maintains specialized traffic, tactical, bicycle patrol and K-9 teams.