Traffic Division

Sergeant David Sampson, Division Commander

Welcome to the Traffic Division of the Watertown Police Department. The Traffic Division is responsible for the storagesgt_sampson of all traffic related records of the Watertown Police Department. Members of the Traffic Division are responsible for the investigation of serious motor vehicle accidents, monitoring and recording all traffic collection data and the enforcement of all traffic laws, as well as the Town of Watertown Traffic Rules and Ordinances, which encompasses parking regulations.

The Traffic Division is composed of one Sergeant, 3 sworn Police Officers, 23 School Crossing Guards, and 2 Parking Control Officers.

Duties and responsibilities include:

  • Assisting motorists with accident reports
  • Crossing school children
  • Working closely with representatives of the Registry of Motor Vehicles
  • Control of the Breath Test unit and all Radar units
  • Proactive planning for pedestrian and operator safety
  • Installation of infant and child car seats
  • Details & Overtime

Read a letter to parents regarding child seatbelt use here.

A selection of parking regulations is available at this link.

Alternate sites for off street parking during the winter are listed here.

The law pertaining to child seatbelt use is changing effective July 10, 2008.

Junior Operator License information.

Radar Trailer

Facts to Know

Click It or Ticket

Sobriety Checkpoints

Accident Reports are available at this link.

Approved minutes of past Traffic Commission meetings and the agenda for the upcoming meeting may be found here.

Bike Safety
“Drivers, during these busy summer months, be aware of bicyclists on the roads. Share the road!” <<https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HwFZ5XbjoLI>>
“Bicyclists, keep yourself and others safe by obeying traffic rules!” <<https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OwPSPjsbrAQ2>>
“Bicyclists, wear your helmet and obey traffic rules! Common sense saves lives!” <<https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OGV4rzVWff0>>

Pedestrian Safety
“Pedestrians, don’t be a distracted walker. Whether you’re in the city, or the suburbs, be aware of your surroundings so you don’t put yourself or drivers in danger. Common sense saves lives!” <<https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=umCaacSWwHc>>

More traffic safety information may be found at the National Highway Traffic Administration web site.

If you have any questions or complaints regarding traffic or parking we encourage you to contact the Watertown Police Department at (617) 972-6500.

Officers of the Traffic Division
Charles Samios (Days) 617-972-6594
Keith Parent (Nights) 617-972-6500 mailbox# 225
Patricia Grady (Details) 617-972-6552