Submit Photos or Video for a Case

The Sparks Police offer several ways for a person or business to submit digital photos or video footage related to a case or investigation.  When filing a report in person, whether with an officer or at the department, you can submit a CD, DVD or other digital storage containing photos or video footage.

Upload Electronic Video or Photo Evidence

Another option is to upload the video or photos yourself electronically to a secure website.  Your electronic upload of evidence goes directly into this system and is the quickest way to get it into a case and actioned by the appropriate parties.  This direct submission process also allows us the opportunity to identify patterns of criminal activity.

An officer or police assistant can provide you an electronic invite with a link to upload your video or photos.  Be sure to include the case number, incident number and any notes to explain the photos or video footage.

We prefer the following formats:

  • Document file formats: PDF
  • Video file formats: DIVX, TS, 3GP, ASF, AVI, FLV, MOV, MP4, RM, VOB, WMV, F4V, MPG
  • Image file formats: JPEG, JPG, GIF, PNG, BMP
  • Audio file formats: MP3, WAV

Larger Files or Proprietary Formats

For businesses or individuals with footage from a DVR, Windows -based system or other system that produces proprietary files that require a player or CODEC, please refer to the instructions below to save, export and upload those files.

  1. Place your video file(s) and the player into a folder on your computer desktop or storage device.
  2. Right-click on the folder name, select ‘Send to’, and then select ‘Compressed (zipped) folder’.  A new zipped folder with the same name is created in the same location.  The icon for the new folder will display a yellow folder with a zipper and a file extension type of Compressed (zipped) folder.
  3. Upload the new zipped folder to Sparks Police using the URL invitation you received from the Sparks Police Department.  When uploading, be sure to add a Caption and a description of your zip file.

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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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