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The Selmer Police Department is a full-service, accredited law enforcement agency located in Tennessee. The department has 3 main divisions: patrol, narcotics, and investigations. The patrol division is responsible for enforcing laws and ordinances, traffic control, and providing conflict resolution to community members. The narcotics division is made up of officers and K9 officers who locate drugs and work to remove them from the streets of the town. The criminal investigations division is responsible for conducting investigations on crimes committed within city limits. These officers work to collect evidence, apprehend suspects, and prepare cases for prosecution. All officers employed with the department maintain compliance with the Tennessee Police Officer Standards of Training Commission. The department does annual training in fields such as narcotics detection and enforcement and computer forensics.
The overall crime rate in Selmer is 34% higher than the national average, and the violent crime rate is 62% higher than the national average. The residents of Selmer have a 1 in 32 chance of becoming a victim of a crime. Selmer is statistically safer than 13% of all cities in the United States, and safer than 23% of all cities in the state of Tennessee.
The annual crime rate in Selmer per 100,000 people was 3,148 in the year 2020. Of the 3,148 crimes committed, there were 69.9 rapes, 559.6 assaults, 443 burglaries, 1,888.6 thefts, and 186.5 vehicle thefts. The year over year crime rate has increased by 1%. Selmer is rated “F” in public safety.
Kim Holley, Chief of Police
Selmer Police Department
144 North 2nd Street
Selmer, TN 38375
Population Served: 4,000
Number of Officers: 20
Selmer, Tennessee Information
Selmer is a town in and the county seat of McNairy County, located in southern Tennessee. Selmer covers a total of 9.57 square miles and has a population of 4,341. The town was incorporated in 1901. There are currently 33 registered sex offenders residing in the town.
Selmer has a Board of Mayor and Aldermen as the form of local government. There are 5 aldermen and a mayor. The current mayor is Sherry L. Inman.
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Sherry L. Inman, Mayor