Selma Police Department

  • Agency: Selma Police Department
  • Address: 1935 E. Front Street, Selma, 93662 CA
  • Chief: Thomas H Whiteside (Chief of Police)
Phone: (559) 896-2525

Selma Police Department is located at 1935 E. Front Street, Selma, 93662 CA. The Chief of Police of the department is Thomas H Whiteside. The Selma Police Department phone number is (559) 896-2525.

Selma Police Department News

Attempt murder suspect in custody. On Tuesday, September 12, at approximately 8pm, officers from the Selma Police Department responded to the 2300 block of Orange Ave regarding a disturbance call. The investigation revealed an argument has taken place involving a 42 year old male & 64 year old Vincente Mendez. During the argument, Mendez produced a gun and fired shots at the other subject, but the rounds missed, Mendez fled the scene, but early the same morning, was located by Selma Police Officers, arrested without incident, and booked at the Fresno County Jail with charges of Attempted Murder, Assault with a Deadly weapon, and Reckless Discharge of a Firearm.

A message from Southern California Gas SoCalGas and SDG&E are expecting high temperatures throughout the service territories starting Monday 8/28, and continuing through the week. Effective 7:00 AM PCT on August 28, 2017 and until further notice, SoCalGas has issued a system-wide Curtailment Watch for the SoCalGas and SDG&E service territories. Customers may be required to reduce or stop their natural gas use if a curtailment is issued. Residential SoCalGas natural gas customers are unlikely to experience interruptions in their natural gas service. However, SoCalGas is asking customers to take simple, precautionary steps to conserve energy, including: o Turning off all unnecessary lights; o Postponing the use of major appliances until after 9 p.m.; o Setting your air conditioning thermostat to 78 or higher if your health permits; o Watching for Flex Alerts on the radio, television, and in social media for voluntary calls to conserve energy; and o Following other conservation tips provided on o Visiting for more information about energy conservation. Please contact your Public Affairs Manager for updates or further information. Commercial and Industrial customers can check ENVOY for updates or contact their Account Representative for further information. Regards, Susan Sifuentes Trigueros Regional Public Affairs Manager, Los Angeles Southern California Gas Company 555 W. Fifth Street, GT21C5 Los Angeles, CA 90013 (310) 613-7083

ARMED ROBBERY SUSPECT On 05-0317, at approximately 2:30 in the afternoon the Advance America in Selma, Ca was the victim of an armed robbery. The suspect in the photo, armed with a knife, entered the store through the front door and went to the back counter, jumped over the 3 foot wall making entry in to the employee area. He then grabbed an undisclosed amount of cash out of the station drawers. The suspect then jumped back over a counter and fled the store. His photo was captured on the video surveillance. He is described as a Hispanic/White male in his late 30’s to 40’s, tall thin build, at the time he had long dark hair that was held back in a ponytail. If you know this suspect or have any information, please call the Selma Police Department at 559-896-2525

Today the 16th Annual North Valley Battle of the Badges Blood Drive event kicks-off. Please take the time to visit one of the Central California Blood Centers to donate on behalf of your favorite Law Enforcement or Emergency Services organization. A Mobile Blood Drive will be held in Selma on 5/11/17 at the Selma Fire Department Admin building, 1711 Tucker Street, between the hours of 3 PM and 7 PM. Please come out and support this worthwhile cause.

Congratulations to Officer Nicholas Quisenberry for being honored as the Selma Police Department's Officer of the year. Officer Quisenberry was presented with the award by Chief Garner at the Reedley Elks Lodge annual dinner to honor local law enforcement.

NEWS RELEASE Selma Police Make Arrest in Murder Case On April 16, 2017 (Easter morning), at 12:41am, Selma Police Officers responded to calls of shots fired in the 2400 block of Sarah Circle in the City Of Selma. Upon arrival they found two victims who had sustained gunshot wounds. A third victim sustained injuries from broken glass as a result of the gunshots. One GS victim, a 19 year old male with a wound to his upper back, was air lifted to Community Regional Medical Center for treatment and is in stable condition. The other male victim, identified as 16 year old Robert Hernandez, a resident of Parlier, sustained a fatal gunshot wound to the left lower back and was pronounced deceased at Selma Community Hospital. The subsequent investigation, conducted by Selma Police detectives, lead to the identification of 21yr old Pete Garcia IV, of Fresno, as the suspect in this case. On 04/20/2017, at approximately 12:35pm, Garcia was located and taken into custody by Selma PD, and a search warrant was served on his residence in the City of Fresno. Garcia a self-admitted “Fresno Bulldog” gang member since the age of 12 was later transported and booked into the Fresno County Jail. Garcia was booked into the Fresno County jail on one (1) count of PC187 (Homicide), two (2) counts of PC 245 (Assault w/a Deadly Weapon, and PC186.22 (Gang Enhancement) ###


ILLEGAL GAMBLING SEIZURE (Selma, CA) On Thursday, February 16, 2017 the Selma Police Department in collaboration with the California Department of Justice, investigated allegations of illegal gambling believed to be taking place at a business identified as Maria’s Internet Café located in the 2400 block of Mc Call Avenue. While investigators were on site they found evidence corroborating these allegations and the business shut down. The investigation led to the seizure of monies in the form of U.S. currency along with large gaming devices, several other related electronic devices, including numerous individual computers and monitors. As this investigation is ongoing and no charges have been filed at this time. The Selma Police Department is asking for any persons having information about this establishment to contact Detective Cassy Fain of the Selma Police Department at (559) 896-2525

The Selma Police Department is currently accepting applications for Public Safety Dispatcher. You can obtain application forms at Selma City Hall or at

Good Reminder

Officers from the Selma Police Department were out this morning in support of the two LAPD officers who are running from Los Angeles to Sacramento for a total of 420 miles in honor of those police officers who have made the ultimate sacrifice. Los Angeles Police Officers Joe Cirrito and Kristina Tudor passed through Selma this morning as part of their historic run called Project: Endure where they are raising money for the families of officers killed in the line of duty. Officer DeLaTorre and Officer Musso joined in for a 2 mile run through Selma to show our support If you would like to contribute to Project: Endure, you can do so by making a donation through BLUECOATMUSIC.ORG, FACEBOOK.COM/BLUECOATMUSIC or GOFUNDME.COM/ENDURE

The Selma Police Department would like to thank the Selma Big Brothers and Big Sisters program for reaching out to our organization and assisting in facilitating "Coffee with Cops" at our local Starbucks. The event allowed our Officers to interact with the kids in an informal setting and discuss some of the challenges currently facing law enforcement in today's climate. The officers were presented with letters of gratitude that had been written by the kids, thanking them for the job that they do. Those letters are now proudly displayed at the Selma Police Department for all of the Officers to read and enjoy. Thanks again to the Selma Big Brothers and Big Sisters program for taking the time to reach out to local law enforcement in a positive manner.

The Selma Police Department asks you all to join us as we mourn the passing of a Fresno County Sheriff's Office Deputy who lost his life in a tragic accident earlier this evening. His family, friends & the entire Fresno Sheriff's Office are in our prayers.

Red Ribbon Week Oct 23-31. The Selma Police Department thanks Indianola Elementary for having us participate with them for Red Ribbon Week. Many thanks from all of us for your GREAT sign of thanks. We have it displayed in our Department!!

On 09/29/2016 at approximately 1630 hours, officers conducted a vehicle stop in the 2600 block of Nebraska Ave. Upon contacting the driver and two occupants, two open containers were found inside the vehicle. A subsequent investigation ensued which revealed one of the occupants of the vehicle to have a loaded semi-automatic firearm in his possession. The passenger identified as Jorge Salazar, 11/13/1992, of Selma is also a self-admitted and validated gang member and is on active Fresno County Probation. Officers also conducted a compliance search of his residence which revealed a second firearm with additional ammunition. Salazar was booked into Fresno County Jail on numerous felony weapons charges. Should anyone have any information of persons in possession of illegal firearms, your information would be greatly appreciated and helpful in assisting the Selma Police Department in curtailing gun violence. You can contact us at 559 896-2525, you can remain anonymous.

On 09/22/2016 Officers observed a vehicle travelling in the 3400 block of Mitchell St. when officers initiated a vehicle stop on this vehicle which revealed the driver as a validated gang member, identified as Rafael (Ozzy) Torres Andrade. A search of Andrade and his vehicle was conducted at which time he was taken into custody on narcotics charges and transported to Fresno County Jail for H&S 11364(a) and violation of probation as he is on Post Release Community Supervision.

On 09/21/2016 Selma Police Department officers conducted a vehicle stop in the 2600 block of C Street. The driver and occupant were subsequently searched at which time, the driver was found to have a loaded 9mm firearm in his waist band. The passenger was found to have a spring loaded knife. Both occupants of the vehicle are self-admitted gang members, Isaiah Pizana and Victor Lopez of Selma. Subjects were later transported to Fresno County Jail. Pizana was booked on charge of PC 25850(a) and PC 25400(a)(1). Lopez was booked on the charge of PC 21510(a).