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On the Watertown Seal is a picture of an English Colonist and an Indian exchanging, as peace tokens,  bread for fish.  Captain Roger Clap landed at Nantasket Point in 1630 and rode up Charles River to Gerry's Landing with the first party of Watertown Colonists.
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Watertown Police Department Mission Statement
Chief of Police
Michael P. Lawn

552 Main Street
Watertown, MA  02472

Ph: (617) 972-6500

24 Hours a Day
7 Days a Week
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. 

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FY13 Town Council Budget Hearing - Police Department Presentation (PowerPoint)

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