Our Community

Our beautiful and family-oriented city of more than 92,000 residents is located in the Truckee Meadows between the Carson and Virginia Mountain Ranges at an elevation of nearly 4,500 feet, less than an hour from Lake Tahoe.  We share our beautiful valley on the eastern slope of the Sierra with our neighbor to the west, Reno.  Our climate is mild, with lots of sun, low humidity and rainfall, and a full four seasons.  Summer and winter outdoor activities abound! Sparks is in proximity to prominent higher-education institutions to include the University of Nevada, Reno, a Tier One university. Since the 1990’s Sparks has grown tremendously, offering residents and visitors a wide array of services and activities. Sparks was reported as the fastest growing city in Nevada between 1999 – 2008 and though the “Great Recession” slowed us down, we continue to grow. Quality of life is cited as one of the main reasons people relocate to the Sparks area.

The City of Sparks is a full-service city, dedicated to serving our great citizens. In a recent comprehensive plan review, Sparks was described, by its citizens, as having all the needed amenities, but still having the small hometown feel.

For more information about the City of Sparks, go to the City of Sparks website at http://cityofsparks.us/

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.

Get more information about how to use Essential Services with Sparks Police