Volunteers Assisting the Sparks Community

Do you want to help your community by volunteering with us?

The Sparks Police maintains an active and productive volunteer program. We are always looking to expand and add motivated community members to our volunteer team.  Active volunteers are equipped with a uniform, radio, vehicle and other equipment necessary for their specific assignment.

Volunteers assist our community in many ways:

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

If you would like to apply to become a volunteer, download the application here or stop by the department to pick up an application.  If you have any questions or would like more information about the program, contact Support Services (775) 353-2229.

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