Sgt. Courtney began his career with the Buckhannon Police Department in 2008. The same year he graduated the 134th Basic Class at the West Virginia State Police Academy. Throughout his career, William has attended multiple in-service training courses and has obtained certifications in Basic SWAT, Gracie Survival Tactics (GST), Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement (ARIDE), and clandestine lab technician. During his career with the Buckhannon Police Department, William has held positions as a Field Training Officer (FTO), a task force officer with the Mountain Lakes Drug and Violent Crime Unit, and is currently the canine handler of a dual-purpose Dutch Shepherd, K9 Erros.