Senior Phone Patrol

Calls to participants are made between the hours of 6am and 9am daily; including weekends.  If no answer is received and no notification has been given through the use of an answering machine setup for this specific purpose, an officer is sent to the senior’s residence to check on their welfare.  Senior Phone Patrol brochure


  • Must be a resident of the City of Sparks
  • Must be a senior or disabled status
  • Must live alone or be the sole caregiver of a disabled individual


In 1989, the Sparks Police embarked on a program for senior citizens.  The idea behind the Sparks Senior Phone Patrol is to place a phone call each day to check on the welfare of senior citizens who live alone.  The Sparks Police offer this program in an effort to reduce the time seniors would have to wait for emergency medical help in the event they were sick or injured in their home and unable to get to the phone for help.

Something more for Participants

During the month of December, the Sparks Police host the Annual Senior Christmas Party.  Many of the seniors that participate in the Senior Phone Patrol do not have a family support system in the area.  This event is anticipated by all seniors in the program and is very enjoyable for both the senior and our police department personnel.

To sign up

For information on how you can SIGN UP for this program, please call (775) 353-2248 to speak with a Police Assistant.


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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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