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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Notice regarding COVID-19

Effective Monday February 1, 2021: Sparks Police will return to normal operations. An appointment is required for ID services - please call (775) 353-2243. The health and safety of our community and our staff members are of the utmost importance. For more information please contact the Records Division at (775) 353-2279

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