Clarksdale maintains three fire stations which house five pumpers, a ladder truck and a number of utility and support vehicles.

Community Services

City Government

Clarksdale City government is housed in a new City Hall, located along the banks of the Sunflower River.

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

A number of qualified, dedicated law enforcement professionals are employed to protect and serve the residents of Clarksdale and Coahoma County.

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.

Public Utilities

Clarksdale Public Utilities provides water, sewer, and electricity to residents inside the city. They are a non-profit public power company.

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.

Developing Industry

The Clarksdale - Coahoma County Chamber of Commerce and Industrial Foundation is located on U.S. 49 south in the Sunbelt Industrial Park.

Natural gas is provided by Atmos Energy.
Electricity for the rest of Coahoma County is distributed by either Entergy or Coahoma Electric Power Association.