Police Officer

Job Title Salary Range Job Closing Date
Police Officer $23.40 (cadet) to $31.23





Salary Range:  $25.99 ($23.40 Academy Cadet) to $31.23


Applications to be submitted to the Fallon Police Department. Scan and email to fallonpdadmin@fallonnevada.gov, fax to (775)423-6527, or print and bring to Fallon Police Department at 55 W. Williams Ave., Fallon, NV 89406.


Under general supervision, provides the full range of law enforcement services including patrol, investigations, court security, crime prevention, traffic control, transportation, and citizen assistance; and performs other duties as assigned.

EXAMPLE OF DUTIES: (Any one position may not include all duties listed, nor do the examples listed cover all the duties that may be performed.)

Patrols assigned area by car and on foot providing traffic control, citizen assistance, building security, crime deterrence, accident investigation, and the enforcement of federal, state, and local laws and ordinances; periodically visits bars, casinos and other locations to check for possible legal violations and maintain a high visibility for the department.

Responds to calls regarding suspicious or criminal activity, deceased persons, domestic disputes, public nuisances; mediates disputes and disturbances; administers basic first aid; arrests offenders.

Attends training and assists in training other officers and reserves; participates in special assignments such as community relations, task forces, vehicle maintenance, narcotics investigations, and crime prevention.


Knowledge of:

Interviewing techniques, statutes, criminal behavior and attitudes, report writing, safe use of firearms, communication equipment, conflict resolution, verbal and written communication skills, interpersonal skills, City geography, public services and functions. 

Ability to:

Enforce relevant federal, state and local laws and ordinances; use and care for firearms, communications equipment and other police gear; mediate disputes; analyze situations and offer alternative solutions; establish and maintain working relationships with staff and the public.

Education and Experience:

High school graduate or possession of G.E.D.

POST Category I Basic Certificate preferred, but not required.

Special Requirements:

A valid Nevada driver’s license for equipment to be operated, physically fit.

Physical Demands and Working Conditions:

Level C4:  Occasional strenuous physical work requiring static strength, explosive strength for running and jumping and endurance.  Frequent exposure to outside weather conditions.  There are periods of relative inaction which still require alertness followed by high activity levels. Requires contact with public under stressful conditions.  Requires occasional lifting of heavy objects combined with twisting, bending or working on uneven surfaces. This position has a one-year probationary period.  The incumbent must be willing to work shift work, holidays, weekends and overtime as needed