The Watertown Police Department is a New York State Accredited Agency. 

More information on agency accreditation can be located at


Community Policing and Preventative Patrols

  • Visible foot and vehicle patrols
  • Escorts
  • Be accessible and approachable to community members
  • Educate the general public and school aged children through various programs (D.A.R.E.)
  • Provide security and safety during various events and parades held within the City of Watertown

Respond to Calls for Assistance

  • Respond to accidents, calls involving disputes, mental health incidents, and criminal or dangerous activity
  • Accurately document all calls for service
  • SRT Team and Crisis Negotiation Team able to mobilize and respond to critical incidents


Some frequently requested services that are NOT provided by WPD (but may be provided by outside agencies, such as the Jefferson County Sheriff's Department) include, but are not limited to:

  • Fingerprinting- conducted on Wednesdays by JCSO
  • Drug drop off/take back program

General Information
Chief of Police
Charles Donoghue
Phone Numbers
(315) 782-2233 Dial 911 for immediate action
Fax: (315) 786-2613
Emergencies: Dial 911
751 Waterman Drive

Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm