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
only be used for life-threatening emergencies or
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
Answer all questions
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
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