City of Selma Adds Five New Police Officers


By George McDonald

From the West Alabama Newsroom--  The city of Selma may be a little safer after five new officers are added to the police department  to help protect and serve the community.

The new officers were introduced at a meeting of the Selma City Council Tuesday night.

Police Chief William Riley says the addition will allow the department to take a more proactive approach to fighting crime.

"More officers is something that we definitely need. We have a great number of calls for services but we need more officers so we can be much more proactive in protecting the city, be less reactive to things but more proactive."

Riley says he says expects to add three more new officers in the next few months -- which will bring the total number of officers to 52. He says the goal is to get the city up to about 60 officers.

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