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Contact Numbers



(559) 896-2525

    The Communications Center is the primary point of contact for all emergency and non-emergency requests for police, fire and medical assistance in the City of Selma. 911 calls in Selma are received by a dispatcher who asks the questions necessary to determine the nature of the event. Personnel and equipment are assigned based on the need.  The seven Public Safety Dispatchers are rotated to work in the  Communications Center 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

What You Need To Know About 9-1-1

  • 9-1-1 is a three-digit telephone number that you can call 24 hours a day for police, fire, or medical emergencies

  • 9-1-1 should only be used for life-threatening emergencies or in-progress crimes

What Happens When You Call 9-1-1

The Dispatcher will ask you what type of emergency you have - Is it police, fire or medical?  Remember to:

  • Stay on the line
  • Remain calm
  • Answer all questions

DO NOT hang up until the dispatcher advises you to do so. If you have a need for a police officer and it is not an emergency, then please use our non-emergency phone number (559) 896-2525.

When you call 9-1-1, your address and  telephone number information is automatically displayed and the Dispatchers will ask you  to verify if the information is correct.

What is NOT an Emergency

  • Loud parties or music
  • Barking dogs
  • Parking violations
  • Requests for information
  • Non-injury collisions including non-injury "hit and runs"
  • Transportation to medical appointments
  • Time-delayed reports with no suspect information such as home burglary, vehicle burglary, assault reports

For more information about our Dispatch operations, contact Lieutenant Myron Dyck at (559) 891-2228 or MyronD@cityofselma.com



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