Investigations Division

The Investigations Division coordinates most of the follow-up investigatory work needed by the Sparks Police.  The Investigations Division includes the Detective Section and the Internal Affairs Section.  The Investigations Division is overseen by a Deputy Chief of Police.

The Investigations Division is responsible for: conducting criminal investigations, preparing cases for prosecution, and preparing weekly crime analysis reports; participation with the Regional Repeat Offender Program (ROP), the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Task Force, the Interdiction Task Force through the HIDTA Initiative, the Fugitive Investigative Strike Team through the HIDTA Initiative, the Regional Street Enforcement Team (SET), the Regional Sex Offender Notification Unit (RSONU) and the Regional Crime Suppression Team; overseeing and managing the Property and Evidence Unit; investigating all internal and external personnel complaints.

Our Community

How We Serve


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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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