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June 26, 2020 at 1:27 am

Sparks Police Guidelines for face coverings

The Sparks Police Department recommends that community members continue to exercise common sense, be aware of CDC and Washoe Health District recommendations and guidelines, and the recent directive by Governor Sisolak regarding the necessity of masks or other facial coverings in places that are accessible by the public. It remains inappropriate for police officers to criminally enforce the Governor’s mandate or other social distancing guidelines. Because of the minor nature of the offenses, the potential for negative encounters, and various ways in which the directive could be violated, Sparks police officers will instead continue to use opportunities to educate the public regarding the region’s business operation guidelines and other public health standards related to the COVID-19 pandemic and similarly enforced by our partner jurisdictions Reno and Washoe County. The Sparks Police Department reminds the community that 911 is for emergencies only; reports of potential mask and/or social distancing violations in the City of Sparks should be directed to 775.353.5555 or business@cityofsparks.us.

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Notice regarding COVID-19

Effective June 15th, 2020: Sparks Police will begin to open in-person Non-Essential Services. An Appointment is Required for All in-person services in our ID Unit, to be consistent with the Nevada United: Roadmap to Recovery plan. The health and safety of our community and our staff members are of the utmost importance. 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) 353-2279.

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