The Sparks Police Department Communications Center serves as one of three Public Safety Answering Points (PSAP's) within Washoe County. The Sparks PSAP is responsible for answering all 911, non-emergency and Telecommunications Device for the Deaf calls that are placed within the City of Sparks. Calls requiring medical emergencies are transferred to the Regional Emergency Medical Services Authority (REMSA) dispatch center; however, those calls are still monitored by dispatchers to determine if police or fire department response is required.
The Communications Section is responsible for dispatching Sparks Police and Fire Department Personnel along with the Sparks Court Marshalls and Sparks Public Works. The Communications Section is currently staffed by 12 Emergency Communications Dispatchers and 3 Emergency Communications Supervisors.
The City of Sparks participates in the Washoe County Regional Communications System (WCRCS), a M/A com 800-megahertz trunked system. This system is also interoperable with many other local and state agencies including: the Reno Police and Fire Departments; the Washoe County Sheriff's Office; the Washoe County School District Police Department; Airport Police; and tribal police departments. The WCRCS is also interoperable with the Nevada Shared System which extends throughout Nevada.