Andrew Scipione

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Commissioner
Andrew Scipione
APM
Commissioner of the New South Wales Police Force
Incumbent
Assumed office
31 August 2007
Preceded by Ken Moroney
Personal details
Born (1958-03-31) 31 March 1958 (age 56)
London, England, UK[1]
Alma mater Macquarie University
Religion Baptist[2]

Andrew Phillip Scipione APM is the Commissioner of the New South Wales Police Force in Australia, succeeding Ken Moroney on 31 August 2007.

Personal[edit]

Scipione is the son of an Irish mother and an Italian father, he travelled to Australia with his family as an infant. He is married, with three children, two of whom are also currently New South Wales police officers.[1][3]

Controversy[edit]

In 2014 it was revealed by the Daily Telegraph that there were 437 serving police officers that had been convicted of nearly 600 offences.[4]

Scipione is a devout Baptist who worships at the influential and controversial Hillsong Church.[5]

Career[edit]

Scipione joined the Australian Bureau of Customs in 1978 before moving to the New South Wales Police Force in 1980. He has worked in a number of sections including a secondment to the National Crime Authority of Australia in 1985, with Bankstown detectives, the Special Gaming Squad, Hurstville and Sydney City general duties. In 1992, Scipione became the Operations Controller of the Joint Technical Services Group (JTSG), in 1995 the Commander of the Special Technical Investigation Branch (STIB), in 1998 the Chief of Staff to then Police Commissioner Peter Ryan,[2] in 2001 the Commander of Special Crime & Internal Affairs. Scipione was promoted to Deputy Commissioner in 2002 having served as both the Deputy Commissioner Field Operations and Specialist Operations.[2]

He holds a Masters degree in Management from Macquarie University. He is a graduate of the FBI National Executive Institute (2004). He is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management and a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He has an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Western Sydney.

Scipione played a crucial role as the head of the New South Wales Police Force for APEC Australia 2007 leaders week held in Sydney and the World Youth Day 2008 held in Sydney during July 2008.

Honours[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Stateline NSW". Abc.net.au. 2007-06-29. Retrieved 2011-12-31. 
  2. ^ a b c "''Brisbane Times'' "Knockabout, teetotaller, now police commissioner" 25 June 2007". Brisbanetimes.com.au. Retrieved 2011-12-31. 
  3. ^ "Jonathan Scipione". Smh.com.au. 2009-12-20. Retrieved 2011-12-31. 
  4. ^ http://www.topix.com/forum/world/australia/TR3IQS6ENPT93T0BV
  5. ^ http://www.theaustralian.com.au/opinion/whatever-happened-to-secular-democracy/story-e6frg6zo-1225813998714
  6. ^ "''Its an honour'': National medal". Itsanhonour.gov.au. 1996-11-08. Retrieved 2011-12-31. 
  7. ^ "''Its an honour'': Australian Police Medal". Itsanhonour.gov.au. 2003-01-26. Retrieved 2011-12-31. 

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Police appointments
Preceded by
Ken Moroney
Commissioner of the New South Wales Police Force
2007–present
Incumbent