Front Desk/Police Assistant

Hours of Service:

Monday through Friday: 8:00 am to 6:00 pm
Saturday: 8 am to 4 pm
Closed on Sundays and on Holidays
Phone: (775) 353-2428

The front desk is manned by uniformed civilian employees. Information is provided to citizens regarding resources on community shelters, public services, legal services, protection orders, ID theft, municipal codes, landlord and tenant issues, seat belt enforcement, and victim advocate services.

Police reports are taken by Police Assistants in person at the front desk; over the telephone; out in the field; and via the internet. Examples of types of reports that are taken by Police Assistants are missing person, stolen vehicle and property, stolen license plate, traffic accidents, fraud checks, burglary, property damage, lost or found property.

Police Assistants do not respond to calls in the field where a suspect is on scene, a crime is in progress or the call could potentially cause danger to the Police Assistant. These types of calls would require a Police Officer response. Police Assistants patrol neighborhoods and streets within the city looking for parking violations.

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