Jessica Semmann, PhD

Consulting Psychologist

Dr. Semmann is a licensed clinical psychologist. Throughout her graduate career at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL), she received training in forensic evaluations, including competency to stand trial evaluations, insanity evaluations, sexual violence risk assessment, and violence risk assessment. She also received numerous trainings and participated in multiple research efforts examining targeted violence, threat assessment, and threat management as part of the Targeted Violence Research Team. Her dissertation focused on examining targeted violence in a K-12 school system.  She completed her predoctoral internship at the Phoenix VA Healthcare System before obtaining her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology with a formal emphasis in Forensic Psychology from UNL in 2020. During her time with the VA, Dr. Semmann worked with the Workplace Violence Prevention Program where she strengthened her passion for threat assessment and management. She is an active member of the Association of Threat Assessment Professionals (ATAP) and maintains professional interest in targeted violence prevention efforts.  Dr. Semmann began working for COPPS in August 2022 and looks forward to an exciting career in police and public safety psychology.