ANNUAL REPORT 2019
It is my pleasure to present the 2019 Annual Report of the Clayton Police Department. The Clayton Police Department experienced many positive developments in the year 2019. For starters, Part One Crimes decreased in overall numbers and in several key categories, which included assaults, burglaries, and larcenies. We can attribute this reduction in crime to our dedicated police officers who are diligently patrolling the community. Our Criminal Investigations Division has also been effective at investigating crimes and reducing crime patterns.
We have listened to our community and directed more traffic enforcement activity in our residential neighborhoods with the objective of making our streets safer for pedestrians and cyclists.
In the last year, we reorganized our Community Services/Public Information Office. We also initiated new social media pages on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to compliment the department communications we established several years ago on Nextdoor. The reorganization and increased presence on social media will enhance our community engagement and transparency.
In 2020, we look forward to the full implementation of body worn cameras. Body worn cameras will provide the public with a new perspective and appreciation for our officers’ professional response to the various encounters experienced every day in Clayton.
As we look toward the future, the Clayton Police Department will continue to respond to our citizens in a prompt and courteous manner, while maintaining the highest levels of integrity and professionalism. In conclusion, we want to thank you for your continued trust.
Mark J. Smith
Chief of Police