Police Department

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195 French Street
Watertown, CT 06795
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Ph: 860.945.5200

Hiring an Extra Duty Officer

Town of Watertown Code of ordinances-
Sec. 26-2. - Police protection at certain construction sites.

(a)    The purpose of this section is to provide for the requirement of police protection at certain construction sites in order to ensure public safety in work areas involving excavation or obstruction of a public highway.

(b)    Requirements: For any of the following described activities resulting in blockage, fully or partially, of public highways or where a public highway is being excavated or obstructed, sworn personnel shall be hired by the person and/or entity causing such excavation or obstruction through the town in order to ensure public safety in the area of work being performed; provided, however, the chief of police shall designate a specific zone in the town wherein it will be mandatory that such police protection be secured. For areas of the town which lie outside the zone the determination for the activities described in this section shall be decided on a case-by-case basis by the chief of police.

  1. Construction/excavation permits.
  2.  Power line installation/repair.
  3.  Telephone line installation/repair.
  4.  Cable television installation/repair.
  5.  Any activity in which a public highway is being excavated or obstructed.

To hire an extra duty officer, please call (860) 945-5200

  • Please call in your request at least 24 hours in advance to the start of work
  • There is a four-hour minimum
  • Extra duty four-hour rate: $373.41.  Click Here for Extra duty pay scale for 2021-2022 fiscal year.
  • Jobs in excess of eight hours and on holidays are subject to additional fees
  • To cancel an extra duty job, it must be canceled prior to two hours of the start of the job