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


Neighborhood Watch Groups


Calls for service in 2015


Senior phone patrol members


Received advocacy services


Hours from volunteers

Notice regarding COVID-19

In an attempt to provide the best service we can to our community, the Sparks Police Department will be implementing several preventative measures to help reduce or prevent the exposure and spread of Covid-19. These changes will begin 11/16/2020. This temporary altering and or reduction in services is only temporary and is designed to help reduce exposure to both our community and our employees. The Sparks Police Department is committed to placing our community first and this is an effort to keep our staff healthy and available to assist our community’s emergent needs. These changes in services are only temporary. Non-Essential Services will be suspended until further notice. All Work Permits Fingerprint Cards Additionally, the following services will be provided online or via mail only until further notice: Criminal History Requests (Online or Mail ONLY) Case Requests (Online or Mail ONLY) Convicted Persons Registration (Online or Mail ONLY) Sex Offender Registration (Online or Mail ONLY) Our front desk will be open by appointment only. We ask for your patience during this time as there may be longer than usual waiting times. For more information please contact the Records Department at (775) 353-2279.

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