• 79°

Two new Selma police officers sworn in

The Selma Police Department has added two new faces to its force.

David Moorer Massey III and Chelsea Rae Chamberlain were sworn in Friday during a ceremony held for them at the Selma Police station.

“This is brings our number to 54,” said Police Chief William Riley. “We are doing a good job.”

Municipal Judge Prince Chestnut swore in the two during the ceremony.

“I appreciate the opportunity,” said Officer Massey.

Massey, a lifelong Selma resident, decided to get into police work after a career as an electrician.

He spent the past three years working for FEMA here in Selma.

“I was looking for a new career,” said Massey. “This is where I came.”

Officer Chamberlain has looked forward to this day for all of her life.

“Interest started when I was 8 years old,” said Chamberlain. “Today went by so fast, but you don’t know how it is going to be until you get out on the streets.”