Vacation Watch Program

One item on your preparation list should be to contact the Sparks Police Department to sign up for the “Vacation Watch” program. This free service is provided to residents of the City of Sparks. The program serves to periodically check on your home while you are away. Citizens living within the city limits can be placed on the “Vacation Watch” list by completing an online form, downloading the form below and sending it to us, or calling the Sparks Police Department at the number listed below. Homes will be watched for up to 30 days.

When your home is listed with the Sparks Police Department for a vacation watch, civilian volunteers periodically stop and check on your home. Volunteers may walk around your home to see if there is anything unusual or if there is any apparent damage. If any sign of forced entry or unexpected change occurs, a uniformed police officer will be contacted and an investigation will be conducted. You or your emergency contacts will also be contacted. This is a service to residents inside the Sparks City limits.

Although this is not a guarantee that your home will not be damaged or burglarized, it gives you some added protection. We encourage you to make arrangements with family members, friends or neighbors to also check on your home.

We strongly suggest that you stop all mail and newspaper delivery prior to your departure and that you leave a key with a personal contact or trusted neighbor.

This service is not intended for vacant homes, winter homes, houses for sale or hospital (indefinite) stays.

Any requests regarding vacation watches outside Sparks, Nevada cannot be accepted.

Disclaimer – Notifying the police department that you are leaving your home and the details of your absence will allow civilian volunteers to make extra patrols through your neighborhood. Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee that your home will not be burglarized or vandalized while you are gone.

To request a vacation watch, do one of the following:

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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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