Message from Chief Crawforth

Welcome to the Sparks Police website.

It is an honor for me and the members of the Sparks Police to represent public safety for the City of Sparks.  We understand the privilege we have been entrusted with to protect and serve the citizens of Sparks and visitors to our great city.  The Sparks Police has a proud history of community partnerships in the relentless pursuit of crime and the reduction of its effect.

Please take a few minutes to navigate through our website.  You will find throughout the website that there are dedicated and professional members of the department in every division, section or unit.  We have added a section on police data increasing the level of transparency from your police department.  You will also find ways to get involved with the police department through Neighborhood Watch groups or being a member of our volunteer (Volunteers Assisting Sparks Community) program.

The men and women of the Sparks Police look forward to meeting the challenges that are before us and providing unparalleled policing services.


Chris Crawforth
Chief of Police

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.

Get more information about how to use Essential Services with Sparks Police