Selma, Alabama

Selma is a city in Dallas County, Alabama, and is located in central Alabama. Selma is also the County Seat of Dallas County. Selma has a population of 20,756 people, and James Perkins, Jr. is the mayor of the city. City Hall is located on Broad Street.

City of Selma
City Hall
222 Broad Street
Selma, AL 36702

City of Selma Facebook Page

In the year 2016, there were 8 murders, 21 rapes, and 79 robberies reported in Selma. There were 240 reported assaults and 399 reported burglaries. There were also 988 reported thefts, 105 reported auto thefts, and 44 reported arsons. This gave the city a crime index of 935.3, which is significantly higher than the United States national crime index of 283.0. There were 114 registered sex offenders living in Selma, as of May 2018.

Selma, Alabama – Police Station and Crime Statistics

In the year 2016, there were 1,840 crimes reported in Selma. This gave the city a crime rate of 9,542 per 100,000 persons. This is significantly higher than both the Alabama state crime rate of 3,480 per 100,000 persons and the United States national crime rate of 2,837 per 100,000 persons. Thefts and property crimes are the most common crimes in Selma.

The Selma Police Department is located on Alabama Avenue, and the Chief of Police is Kenta Fulford.

Selma Police Department
1300 Alabama Avenue
Selma, AL 36702

Selma Police Department Facebook Page

The Dallas County Sheriff’s Office is the other police department in the area, and it’s located in Selma. Michael L. Granthum is the sheriff. The sheriff’s office employs 27 sworn deputies.

Dallas County Sheriff’s Office
102 Church Street
Selma, Al 36702

Dallas County Sheriff’s Office Facebook Page

The Dallas County Jail is located on Selfield Road, and the Warden is Moses Suttles. The jail typically houses about 180 inmates.

County Jail
988 Selfield Road
Selma, Al 36703

Selma, Alabama – Open Records Requests

Open Records Requests must be submitted through the City Clerk’s office. Ivy Harrison is the current City Clerk.

Ivy Harrison, City Clerk
222 Broad Street
Selma, AL 36702