|Commissioner of the New South Wales Police Force|
31 August 2007
|Preceded by||Ken Moroney|
31 March 1958 |
London, England, UK
|Alma mater||Macquarie University|
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. Scipione is a devout Baptist who is committed to reducing alcohol fuelled-violence.
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, 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.
He holds a master's 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.
In 2009, Scipione introduced the first official police Bible, saying "Our officers have a great deal of respect for our chaplains, and what better way to build on that relationship than to share the gospel?"
Honours and awards
|Officer of the Order of Australia (AO)||13 June 2016, "For distinguished service to law enforcement as Commissioner of Police in New South Wales, through advancing the professionalism of policing and leadership of international investigations and counter terrorism activities.".|
|Australian Police Medal (APM)||2003 Australia Day Honours |
|National Police Service Medal|||
|National Medal & 1 Rosettes|||
In addition to awards under the Australian Honours and Awards framework, he also holds a range of internal New South Wales Police Force awards, namely: NSW Police Commissioners Commendation and bar, NSW Police Medal with 1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th clasps; NSWPF Commissioners Unit Citation & star, NSWPF Commissioners Olympic Citation and NSWPF Commissioners Sesquicentenary Citation.
- "Stateline NSW". Abc.net.au. 2007-06-29. Retrieved 2011-12-31.
- "''Brisbane Times'' "Knockabout, teetotaller, now police commissioner" 25 June 2007". Brisbanetimes.com.au. Retrieved 2011-12-31.
- Ross Fitzgerald (28 December 2009). "Whatever happened to secular democracy?". The Australian. Retrieved 4 October 2015.
- Sean Nicholls (1 September 2009). "The force gets its own Good Book to reckon with". Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 4 October 2015.
- "Commissioner Andrew P Scipione APM". NSW Police Force.
- "National medal". Itsanhonour.gov.au. 1996-11-08. Retrieved 2011-12-31.
- "Australian Police Medal". Itsanhonour.gov.au. 2003-01-26. Retrieved 2011-12-31.
- Commissioner Andrew P Scipione APM - Official profile on NSW Police website
|Commissioner of the New South Wales Police Force