Patrol Division

The Patrol Division consists of 4 Sergeants, 4 Corporals, and 18 patrol officers. The Patrol Division also includes managing and overseeing the K9 program, Reserve Officers, Accident Reconstruction, Ride Along Program, Special Events, the Explorers Post, and Honor Guard Team.  The Patrol Division Captain reports directly to the Assistant Chief of Police.
  • K-9 Teams: Sworn personnel partnered with a drug detection dog who serve as aggressive, active, and impartial narcotic detection teams who conduct interdiction of illegal drugs and substances being transported into and through the City of Watertown. The K9 handlers provide assistance to officers and other law enforcement agencies in the detection of illegal drugs and substances. They provide public awareness and education programs to the media, businesses, civic organizations, and the education system.
  • Special Events: Includes the overall management, planning, coordination, tracking and delivery of resources required for special events, such as parades, escorts, and other public gatherings.
  • Explorer Program: Available to young men and women ages 14 to 21 years old with an interest in learning more about careers in the field of Law Enforcement. Law Enforcement Exploring provides educational training programs for young adults on the purposes, mission, and objectives of law enforcement. The program provides career orientation experiences, leadership opportunities, and community service activities. The primary goals of the program are to help young adults choose a career path within law enforcement and to challenge them to become responsible citizens of their communities and the nation.
  • Honor Guard: Serve as pallbearers or as an honor unit at funerals and memorial services for actual or retired WPD employees and state law enforcement officers. The team also performs at facility dedications, ground breaking ceremonies, special events, parades, and other community functions.
  • Ride Along Program
  • Accident Reconstruction
  • Reserve Officers