Volunteers Assisting Sparks Community (VASC)

The Sparks Police Department has an active and productive volunteer program. We are always looking to expand and add motivated citizens to our volunteer police force.

Volunteers work in many areas such as:

  • Handicap Parking Enforcement
  • Crime Prevention Programs
  • Special Events
  • Abandoned Vehicles
  • High Visibility Patrol
  • Records Section Support
  • Document Imaging & Management
  • Neighborhood Watch
  • Parking Violations

Uniforms are issued to volunteers which are a collared shirt with the Department logo, hat and a jacket. Volunteers are equipped with radios, vehicles at times, as well as other equipment necessary to their particular assignment.

If you want to be part of our team and need more information, please email or call Officer Dennis Rodrigue at: (775) 353-2229.

Applications can be downloaded or picked up at the Front Desk of the Sparks Police Department, 1701 E. Prater Way.

Our Community

How We Serve


Neighborhood Watch Groups


Calls for service in 2015


Senior phone patrol members


Received advocacy services


Hours from volunteers