Sergeant Courtney Dempsey
Courtney Dempsey has been a certified police officer since 2009. She currently works as a Patrol Sergeant for a local agency within the Birmingham-Metropolitan area located in Alabama. From 2016 to 2021, she was an investigator under the Special Victims Unit where she worked cases involving domestic violence, crimes against children, elder abuse, and SORNA violations. She worked with several Women and Children’s Advocacy Centers during her time in Investigations.
Courtney is a certified SSGT (Strategic Self-Defense & Gunfighting Tactics), LAP (Lethality Assessment Protocol) Instructor, and a former FTO (Field Training Officer). She also is certified as an ALEAPS Peer Support Member. Her special training qualifications consists of Joint Human Trafficking Task Force, FBI Instructor Development, Regional Child Trauma/Abuse/Neglect Multidisciplinary Team, LE Response to Victims of Domestic and Sexual Violence.
Courtney earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Social Science Secondary Education from the University of Montevallo with a Minor in Psychology and Sociology where she taught high school for three years before entering into Law Enforcement. She is currently working on obtaining her Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Liberty University and plans to get her Doctorate in Traumatology. She is a member of the American Counseling Association and the Association for Child and Adolescent Counseling.