Operations Division


The Operations Division is the most visible Division of the Sparks Police to the community. The Operations Division consists of the Patrol Section, Traffic Section and the Support Services Section. The Operations Division is managed by a Deputy Chief of Police.

The Operations Division is responsible for: delivering uniformed police response to emergency and non‑emergency calls for service; performing service delivery through a Community Policing Philosophy and pro‑active problem solving strategies including the ComStat model; providing specialized support activities to the department and community through special units such as SWAT, Regional Gang Unit, Consolidated Bomb Squad, K-9 Unit and Mounted Unit; coordinating and performing risk assessment of all special events in the City; providing safe streets and highways through enforcement of traffic laws and investigation of traffic accidents; coordinating mandatory and specialized annual police officer in-service training courses that meet the Nevada Commission on Peace Officers Standards and Training requirements; conducting thorough background investigations for police department applicants.

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

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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