Administrative Division

The Administration Division is responsible for a majority of the support functions for the Sparks Police.  The Administration Division consists of the Communications Section, the Records Section, the Terminal Agency Coordinator and Information Technology.  The Administration Division is managed by a civilian Administration Division Manager.

Overall the Administration Division is responsible for:  dispatching emergency and non‑emergency police, fire and medical calls for service; maintaining all official department records with an organized filing, microfilming and imaging systems; performing data entry of all police reports, citations and investigations; providing technical support for the department’s computer systems, process Department statistics, compile and audit Uniform Crime Reports (UCR); processing a variety of work permits and business license applications including but not limited to alcoholic beverage and gaming; performing data entry of all arrest warrants into the Sparks Police Records Management System (RMS), NCIC, and NCJIS; providing Terminal Agency Coordinator function to validate all department warrants, missing/unidentified person records and stolen articles listed in National Crime Information Center (NCIC) and Nevada Criminal Justice Information Services (NCJIS); providing police assistant function to facilitate citizen reports and referrals; and providing Information Technology support for all computer systems within the Department including but not limited to servers, mobile data computers, personal computers, Computer Aided Dispatch and Records Management Systems.

Our Community

How We Serve


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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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