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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
Phone: 731-645-7907

Selmer Police Department
144 North 2nd Street
Selmer, TN 38375
County: McNairy

Phone: 731-645-7096
Fax: 731-645-6173

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.

Contact the Mayor:

Sherry L. Inman, Mayor
Phone: 731-646-3241

Record Requests and Mugshots in Selmer, Tennessee

Public records are available through the Selmer Town Recorder’s Office. Record requests must be submitted in person. Proof of Tennessee residency is required when submitting the request. The town recorder is currently Ann E. Henderson. The recorder has 7 business days to respond to the request.

Police records are available through the Selmer Police Department’s administration unit. Record requests must be submitted in person. Incident, accident, arrest, and offense reports are available 3 to 5 business days after the investigation is closed.

All persons arrested by the Selmer Police Department are transported to the McNairy County Jail. Inmate records and mugshots are available through the McNairy County Sheriff’s Office. Record requests must be submitted in person.

County Sheriff, Warrant, Most Wanted Information in Selmer, Tennessee

The McNairy County Sheriff’s Office is a law enforcement agency located in Selmer, Tennessee. The office is responsible for providing law enforcement, overseeing the County Jail, securing the courts and serving warrants and civil processes papers.

All criminal warrant information is released in person only at the Sheriff’s Office.

The McNairy County Sheriff’s Office does not have a most wanted list at this time.

McNairy County Sheriff’s Office
300 Industrial Park Drive
Selmer, TN 38375
Phone: 731-645-1004

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