Churchill County officially opened its new $17 million Law Enforcement and Detention Center Dec. 6, in Fallon, Nevada.
Funded through a $15 million Direct Loan from USDA's community facilities program, the new center replaced one built in 1973.
The new jail doubled the number of beds, provided medical cells, a booking and intake area, and also houses a 911/dispatch center, detention staff administrative spaces.
A central control room/observation post above the inmate housing pods allows for maximum visibility and staff efficiency. With efficiency in mind, the new Center will also utilize space-savers such as video visitation, an electronic law library, and commissary kiosks. The new Law Enforcement Center will be only blocks away from the current facility and is centrally located near the County’s Courts, District Attorney’s Office and Sheriff’s Office.
Churchill County contributed about $2.3 million to the project.