Investigations Division

The Investigations Division coordinates most of the follow-up investigatory work needed by the Sparks Police.  The Investigations Division includes the Detective Section and the Internal Affairs Section.  The Investigations Division is overseen by a Deputy Chief of Police.

The Investigations Division is responsible for: conducting criminal investigations, preparing cases for prosecution, and preparing weekly crime analysis reports; participation with the Regional Repeat Offender Program (ROP), the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Task Force, the Interdiction Task Force through the HIDTA Initiative, the Fugitive Investigative Strike Team through the HIDTA Initiative, the Regional Street Enforcement Team (SET), the Regional Sex Offender Notification Unit (RSONU) and the Regional Crime Suppression Team; overseeing and managing the Property and Evidence Unit; investigating all internal and external personnel complaints.

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How We Serve


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Calls for service in 2015


Senior phone patrol members


Received advocacy services


Hours from volunteers

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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