Street Enforcement Team

The regional Street Enforcement Team (SET) is staffed by detectives from the Reno Police Department, the Sparks Police Department, the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office and the University of Nevada Police Department. This unit is supervised by the Reno Police Department. SET is responsible for street-level narcotics complaints and operations, alcohol compliance checks as well as prostitution complaints and operations throughout Washoe County. Additionally, SET assists all partnering agencies with various ongoing cases when requested. Anyone with information on narcotics sales or prostitution activities is encouraged to contact any member of SET at (775) 334-3065 or anonymously through Secret Witness at (775) 322-4900.

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.

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