Watertown Community Donates Thousands of Items for Hurricane Harvey Relief Watertown Police Department- In the wake of the devastation caused in Houston by Hurricane Harvey, the Watertown Police Department began collecting items such as blankets, pet food, and food to send to people affected by the storm. The endeavor is being organized by Watertown Police […]
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Police Chief Aims to Continue Community Policing Initiatives, Receives Praise from Councilors Town Hall – On Saturday, May 20, Watertown Police Chief Michael Lawn outlined the police department’s budget for the upcoming year at a budget hearing at Town Hall. Chief Lawn told the Town Council that one of his primary goals is for his […]
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Fourth Annual Finish Strong Road Race Dedicated Firefighter Joseph Toscano Tufts Health Plan – One year after the Boston Marathon attack which was followed by the manhunt and shootout in Watertown, the Watertown Police Department started the finish strong 5K road race to raise money for community policing efforts in town. In the following years, […]
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Watertown Chief of Police Reacts to ‘Patriots Day’ Watertown Police Department – On Dec. 14, members of the Watertown Police Department and their families attended the premiere of Patriots Day at the Wang Theater in Boston. They joined survivors of the Boston Marathon attacks and local celebrities on the red carpet to celebrate the movie’s […]
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Citizens Police Academy Returns to Teach Residents about Law Enforcement Watertown Police Department – Over 20 Watertown residents have had the opportunity to get an in-depth look at how the Watertown Police Department operates over the past two months. Sponsored by the WPD, the Citizens Police Academy invites residents to the police station once a […]
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Watertown Students, Police Officers Graduate Nonviolent Conflict Reconciliation Training Watertown High School – Watertown High School – Dozens of Watertown students, teachers, and police officers are now certified to teach others in the community about the principles of nonviolent conflict reconciliation taught by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.. Photo by Dan Hogan A graduation ceremony […]
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District Attorney, Police Chief Warn Seniors of Scamming Senior Center – On August 24th, the Watertown Senior Center hosted a lecture about how to keep seniors safe from a variety of scams. The panel of speakers included fraud investigators from Eastern Bank, a protective services representative from Springwell, Watertown Police Chief Mike Lawn and Middlesex […]
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Kids Get to Know Watertown Officers Over Game of Dodgeball Watertown Boys & Girls Club – Watertown’s youth had the chance to get to know some of Watertown’s police officers over a friendly game of dodgeball. The “Cops & Kids” program is a collaboration between the Boys & Girls Club of Watertown and the Watertown […]
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Community Holds Support Rally for Police Officers Town Hall – A group of Watertown residents organized a support rally for the Watertown Police Department following the deaths of five police officers in Dallas on July 7th. “I want to emphasize the purpose of this is to give a positive message to our Watertown Police. We […]
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Watertown Police Collect 50 Firearms in First Gun Buyback First Parish Church, Watertown – Watertown Police and the Middlesex Sheriff’s Office collected 50 guns on Saturday in Watertown, including an AR-15 assault rifle. The initiative is part of the “Safer Homes, Safer Communities” initiative taking place in Watertown, Cambridge, Somerville, Arlington, and Belmont throughout the […]
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