About Us

Learn about the Sparks Police

The Sparks Police has a long history of providing full service policing to the Sparks community.  The men and women of the Sparks Police are committed to service and recognize the level of trust placed in them by the citizens we serve.

The Sparks Police is comprised of 159 full time employees that include 112 sworn and 47 civilian personnel.  In addition, the Sparks Police has over 45 citizen volunteers that assist with the daily activities within all areas of the Department.

Our Commitment

The Sparks Police is committed to the Community Oriented Policing philosophy and has adopted “Comstat” as a crime solving model.  Through tactical analysis, intelligence based policing and community engagement, we believe in aggressively identifying those in our community who are engaged in criminal activity.  By quickly identifying crime trends, we believe we can prevent future victims of crime and reduce the effects of criminal activity in our community.  A crime prevented is better than a crime solved.

The Sparks Police participates in a number of regional partnerships and maintains professional working relationships with our local Federal law enforcement agencies.  These partnerships allow the Sparks Police to maximize our efficiency while maintaining our individuality as an agency to meet our community’s unique needs.  The Sparks Police is also committed to achieving the City’s Vision of being the “City of choice for residents, businesses and visitors.”

Our Mission

The Sparks Police is dedicated to being a leader in building a strong, safe community through innovative services, sound management and a commitment to our employees.

Our Values

  • Integrity
  • Service
  • Professionalism
  • Respect
  • Community
  • Leadership
  • Accountability

Our Vision

The Sparks Police implement innovative strategies to prevent crime, promote excellence in leadership and all employees serve our community with honor, pride and privilege.

Our Community

How We Serve

18

Neighborhood Watch Groups

82,225

Calls for service in 2015

47

Senior phone patrol members

400

Received advocacy services

7,200

Hours from volunteers