Sparks Police brifing photo with one officer looking toward cameraThe Patrol Section is comprised of sworn police officers, an Administrative Secretary, and a Police Assistant (Garage Liaison). The Patrol section has six patrol shifts, each commanded by a Lieutenant Watch Commander.  The Patrol section is the department’s primary presence within the city.  It is the element most responsible for crime prevention, law enforcement, protection of life and property, apprehension of criminals, enforcement at special events, preservation of the peace, and response to calls for service by the department.

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Notice regarding COVID-19

Effective March 18th, 2020: Due to COVID-19 concerns, we are closing our lobby until further notice. The health and safety of our community and staff members are of utmost importance. All Non-Essential Services will be suspended until further notice. We ask for your patience during this difficult time as there may be longer than usual waiting times. For more information please contact the Records Department at (775) 353-2243.

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