Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is tasked with enforcing the Controlled Substances Act as well as investigating high level domestic and international narcotics traffickers. Established in 1973, this anti-drug agency combined the Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs (BNDD) and Customs’ drug agents to provide exclusive enforcement of federal drug laws. With the direct cooperation of state and local partners, the Task Force Program is one of the most productive ways that DEA enforces these laws.

The Sparks Police Department participates in a local DEA task Force by staffing it with one detective from our department.  Participation in this task force provides local law enforcement with Federal investigative resources we would normally not have access to.  Local detectives bring local expertise and familiarity with the region to the task force.  This partnership increases our investigative capabilities to address larger drug shipments into our area.

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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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