Bike Unit

The Bike Unit is comprised of officers who are specially trained in the use of mountain bikes for specialized patrol. The unit is primarily used during special events in the downtown corridor or Sparks Marina Park. The bicycles allow for a quick response during the crowded events and allow more interaction with the public. The bicycles are also utilized in specific high crime areas to address current crime trends or criminal activity. Their maneuverability allows them to quickly cover areas without the presence of a marked patrol vehicle.

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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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