Captain Sean Edwards was born in Queens, New York but raised in Birmingham, Alabama. He has over 25 years of law enforcement experience. He began his career with the Birmingham Police Department in 1993 and served as a Patrol Officer, Domestic Violence Detective, Academy Instructor, Patrol Supervisor, Academy Training Sergeant, Police Academy Director, Public Information Officer and currently as the West Precinct Commander which covers the entire western section of Birmingham.
Captain Edwards has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from University of Alabama at Birmingham where he was awarded Distinguished Graduate of the Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC). He has a Master of Science in Criminal Justice from Faulkner University in Montgomery. He is a graduate of the distinguished FBI National Academy and the Southeastern Law Enforcement Executive Development Course. He is a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police. He served part time as an Adjunct Professor at Miles College from 2013-2015. Captain Edwards served over 22 years in the United States Army Reserves retiring at the rank of Major in 2010.