Police Department

Image result for selma nc police departmentMission Statement:  The Selma Police Department is committed to fairness, compassion, and excellence while providing police services in accordance with the law and remaining sensitive to the priorities and needs of the community.


  • The Selma Police Department believes that the protection of life and property is our highest priority.
  • The Selma Police Department will respect and protect the rights and dignity of all persons and conduct all citizen contact with courtesy and compassion, and consider ourselves as ambassadors for the Town of Selma.
  • The Selma Police Department will strive for excellence in its delivery of police services and will utilize training, technology, and innovation to achieve that goal.
  • The Selma Police Department recognizes its interdependent relationship with the community it serves and will remain sensitive to the community's priorities and needs.
  • The Selma Police Department will enforce the law impartially throughout the community.
  • The Selma Police Department recognizes the individual worth of each of its members.

A Message from the Chief...

Image result for selma police ncThe Selma Police Department is proud to be a leader among law enforcement agencies in Johnston County.  We believe that we contribute to a greater quality of life by protecting the people and property in our community.  Our work towards decreasing crime should encourage you, as a citizen or visitor, to feel safe and well protected in Selma.

In my years working with the Selma Police Department I have seen many changes and advancements within our Department.  It is with much pride that I commit myself to continuing the patterns of growth and success through the coming years.  My Department is proactive in that we are working to stop crime before it starts.  With the recent implementation of a Community Policing Program, our Officers are meeting more people in the community, establishing a high level of trust with residents, and presenting themselves as an essential presence in the ongoing activities of the Town of Selma.

My position is one of service to the community.  If there are needs you see that are not being met by the Police Department, please let me know.  If there are services that you would like us to offer, call me so that we can discuss the options available.  My goal is to lead a proactive Department that is a vital part of the community that it serves.


William (Billy) Thomas
Chief of Police


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