Regional Gang Unit

The Sparks Police Department assigns two police officers to the Regional Gang Unit. The Regional Gang Unit is comprised of officers from the Reno Police Department, Washoe County Sheriff’s Office, Sparks Police Department and Washoe County School District Police Department. The Regional Gang Unit gathers intelligence on and responds to situations resulting from the activities of illegal gangs. They also provide investigative assistance to local Detective Divisions with felony follow-up to gang related crimes.

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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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