Operations Division

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The Operations Division is the most visible Division of the Sparks Police to the community. The Operations Division consists of the Patrol Section, Traffic Section and the Support Services Section. The Operations Division is managed by a Deputy Chief of Police.

The Operations Division is responsible for: delivering uniformed police response to emergency and non‑emergency calls for service; performing service delivery through a Community Policing Philosophy and pro‑active problem solving strategies including the ComStat model; providing specialized support activities to the department and community through special units such as SWAT, Regional Gang Unit, Consolidated Bomb Squad, K-9 Unit and Mounted Unit; coordinating and performing risk assessment of all special events in the City; providing safe streets and highways through enforcement of traffic laws and investigation of traffic accidents; coordinating mandatory and specialized annual police officer in-service training courses that meet the Nevada Commission on Peace Officers Standards and Training requirements; conducting thorough background investigations for police department applicants.

Our Community

How We Serve

18

Neighborhood Watch Groups

86,870

Calls for service in 2020

39

Senior phone patrol members

858

Received advocacy services

7,200

Hours from volunteers

Notice regarding COVID-19

Effective Monday February 1, 2021: Sparks Police will return to normal operations. An appointment is required for ID services - please call (775) 353-2243. The health and safety of our community and our staff members are of the utmost importance. For more information please contact the Records Division at (775) 353-2279

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