We're committed to delivering the best possible services for our residents. The Clarksdale Fire Department has 36 full-time firefighters and excellent equipment and training, which enable the city to maintain a class 4 fire insurance rating. Coahoma County is protected by a well-equipped and trained volunteer department with six stations and 80 volunteers.
We Protect and Serve
Local law enforcement is provided by the Clarksdale Police Department and the Coahoma County Sheriff's Department. The city has 35 full-time officers. The county has 14 full-time deputies.
Water and electricity inside the City of Clarksdale are provided by the non-profit Clarksdale Public Utilities. The local power company has two steam plants with a combined generation capacity of 63 megawatts. An interconnection with Entergy provides for the purchase of power in the event additional capacity is needed. Public power provides some of the lowest energy costs you can find. Water is provided by deep wells and four elevated tanks with a combined capacity of one million gallons.
Natural gas is provided by Atmos Energy.
Electricity for the rest of Coahoma County is distributed by either Entergy or Coahoma Electric Power Association.