A Message from Chief Lawn
Welcome to the Watertown Police Department’s website. The internet provides us with a great medium to reach out to the community with the information and services we feel will be most useful to you.
The Watertown Police Department is committed to providing the best professional services to the people of Watertown. The role of the Police Department and its officers has changed dramatically over the past few years. We have expanded our roles and have developed new programs aimed at preventing crime, disorder and delinquency.
The men and women of the Watertown Police Department serve with great pride. They have pride in themselves, their organization, and in the community they serve. The Police Department is no longer a separate entity within the community; it is part of the community and works closely with the people of Watertown to resolve common problems and to reach common goals.
I invite you to browse through these pages by searching our site. Please contact us with any ideas or request for additions to our website.
Watertown Police Department Mission Statement
The Watertown Police Department is dedicated to serving the community by protecting life and property, by preventing crime, by enforcing the law, and by maintaining order for all citizens, in accordance with the constitutions and laws of the United States and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
The Watertown Police Department is committed to training and professionalism. With the support of our citizens, we strive to work in unity with our community to anticipate, prevent and help solve problems.
With compassion and respect, we strive to maintain a partnership of trust with our community by upholding the highest moral and ethical standards.
With community policing and community service as our foundation, we dedicate ourselves to ensuring the highest quality of life in our community, both now and for future generations.