The Watertown Police Department Announcements Page
On Saturday, October 28, 2023, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will coordinate the 25th nationwide, one-day collaborative prescription drug take-back initiative event with state and local law enforcement agencies to remove potentially dangerous controlled substances from our nation’s homes. This national initiative provides an opportunity for the public to surrender pharmaceutical controlled substances and other medications to law enforcement officers for destruction. Expired, unused, or unwanted controlled substances in our homes are a potential source of supply for the increasing abuse of pharmaceutical drugs in the United States and an unacceptable risk to public health and safety every day. The collected medications will be disposed of at several incineration facilities located throughout New England that will convert the pharmaceutical waste into clean, renewable energy for use by local communities. Since 2010, this initiative has resulted in over 1.7 million pounds of pharmaceutical waste collected over twenty-three drug take-back events in New England.
The Watertown Police Department will be taking part in this initiative on 10/28/23 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM in the front parking lot of Watertown Police Department, 195 French Street, Watertown, CT. Residents of the Town of Watertown and Oakville are encouraged to participate. Residents are asked to bring their expired, unused or unwanted medications to the Watertown Police Department where they will be turned over to members of the police department for disposal.
As always, there is a secure box in the lobby of Police Headquarters for the public to deposit unwanted medications twenty four hours a day.
***Please be advised that the fingerprinting services regularly scheduled for today 09/21/2023 are CANCELLED.***
Fingerprinting is offered on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month from 3pm – 6pm in the lobby of the Watertown Police Department on a first-come basis (no appointment is required). The next scheduled date for fingerprint services is scheduled October 5th from 3pm-6pm.
See the below flyer for information about the Missing Persons DNA Drive, being held at University of New Haven, 300 Boston Post Road, West Haven, this Saturday 9/16/23 from 10am - 2pm.
This DNA drive is a collaboration between the University of New Haven, Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, Connecticut State Police, and the DESPP Division of Scientific Services. This drive is intended for families with missing loved ones who have not already submitted a DNA sample into the missing person/unidentified database of the Combined DNA Index System (CODIS).
As we enter September and National Preparedness Month, The Watertown Police Department would like to take a moment encourage the residents of Watertown to sign up for CT Alerts.
The CT ALERT - Emergency notification system (Powered by Everbridge), enables state and local 911 emergency communication centers to provide essential information quickly in a variety of emergency situations, such as severe weather events, fires, or locations with a heavy police presence. You can get these emergency alerts sent to you on any communication device that you use, such as your cell phone, email, text message, or certain hearing-impaired devices, just by providing your information, and keeping it updated. Registering with CT Alerts will allow you to receive both state and Watertown specific notifications.
You may receive a text message notification and/or a phone call from the Watertown Police Department advising you of a critical incident in an effort to protect you before, during and after the event itself with specific information and/or instructions on how to proceed. Please take these notifications seriously, as they are only sent when there is potential jeopardy in public safety. In the event you do receive an emergency notification please refrain from calling the Watertown Police Department to determine the validity of the notification as our dispatchers are likely to become overcome with an influx of curious inquiries; please call only with information relative to the nature of the incident. This announcement is meant educate the community of the validity of the notifications in advance of receiving a notification.
To register for CT Alerts please click on the following link.
Autism Safety Alert Registration page
Please take a moment to watch the following Back to School Public Service Announcement from the Connecticut Police Chiefs Association and Connecticut Department of Transportation.
A friendly reminder from the Office of the Watertown fire Marshal.
A fire lane is defined as a marked lane near a structure that runs along the street. As every driver knows, parking in a fire lane is prohibited at all times in order to grant fire trucks and emergency vehicles unobstructed access to the structure in the event of an emergency. Don't be that person who blocks emergency personnel from doing their job.
For more information please visit:
The Watertown Fire Marshal's Office Facebook Page.
The Watertown Fire Marshal's Home page.
Attention business owners within the Town of Watertown, we are requesting you complete emergency contact information in the event the Police Department needs to get in touch with you outside of your business hours. The emergency contact information is a series of names and numbers that the Police Department can call for a variety of situations, the most common example being the activation of a commercial alarm at your establishment.
Please include the following information to our Communication Center’s email address Communications@watertownctpd.org
- Company's name
- Company's address
- Company's phone number
- Management contact name and phone number
- Alternative contact name and phone number
- Any other information you feel would be important for the Police Department to have.
You may receive a follow up phone call from our Communication’s Center. Thank you for your continued cooperation.