The Sparks Police Department consistently demands the highest level of professionalism from its employees. We maintain that employee contact with the public should inspire respect and generate cooperation and approval from the public we serve.
The Sparks Police Department is comprised of 152 full time employees that include 109 sworn and 43 civilian personnel. The Department also has over 50 citizen volunteers that assist with the daily activities of the department in all four divisions.
The Chief of Police oversees the Police Department operations, comprised of four divisions: Administration, Detective, Patrol and the Records Division. A Division Commander/Manger oversees each of the four divisions.
The Sparks Police Department formally adopted “ComStat” as a department crime solving model. The Sparks Police Department believes we should aggressively track and solve crime or criminal activity. Each week members of each Division meet to develop a response strategy to address the latest crime trends within the City.
The Sparks Police Department also participates in regional law enforcement efforts. These efforts include the Regional Gang Unit, the Repeat Offender Program, the Northern Nevada Law Enforcement Academy, the Regional Street Enforcement Team, DEA taskforce, Regional Sex Offender Notification Unit, Truckee Meadows Citizens Police Academy and the Consolidated Bomb Squad.
The Sparks Police Departments motto is “Where Community Comes First,” placing an emphasis on our community involvement. The Sparks Police Department promotes community programs such as the Neighborhood Watch program, the Kids to Seniors Korner and the ALERT program.
The Sparks Police Department takes pride in serving our community.